Oakley SurgeryTel: 01256 770212
Overton SurgeryTel: 01256 770212
Please see below for: Cyber Attack – updated statement and background information from NHS England on hospital and GP services
Women between 25 and 65 are routinely sent reminders for cervical smears. You will be notified when one is due. Please book cervical smears as a 15 minute appointment with a practice nurse.
Child health clinics are held in the Overton Community Centre on the third Friday Morning of each month 09:30 - 11:30 and at Oakley (St Leonard's Centre), on Wednesdays 14:00 - 15:30. No appointment is necessary.
Child Immunisations - Overton Thursdays 09:00 - 11:50
We recommend all the routine immunisations for children. GPs and health visitors are happy to discuss any concerns you may have. Reminders from the hospital are sent out for the week commencing for parents to phone and book an appointment. If you have booked an appointment but are unable to attend, please notify the surgery.
Teenagers born between 01/09/1998-31/08/1999 (2017 school leavers) are now eligible for urgent catch-up with Meningococcal ACWY conjugate vaccination (Men ACWY).
Children aged 13 to 14 (school year 9) will be offered the Men ACWY vaccine in school as part of the routine adolescent schools programme alongside the 3-in1 teenage booster, and as a direct replacement for the Men C vaccination.
Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students up to the age of 25, should contact their GP to have the Men ACWY vaccine, ideally before the start of, or as soon as possible after the start, of the academic year
Men ACWY school leaver information.
The doctors and some nurses are available for family planning advice, including emergency contraception, hormonal methods, IUD (coil), depo injection and diaphragm (cap) fitting. After the first consultation with a doctor the contraception depo injections can be given by any of the practice nurses. This service is totally confidential and available to patients regardless of age.
Emergency contraception works best if it is undertaken as soon as possible. Please tell the receptionist that you need an emergency appointment. The morning after pill can also be purchased from pharmacies.
Information leaflets describing all methods of contraception are available in advance of your appointment should you require them. To download the coil fitting Information leaflet, click here.
An appointment with a GP is needed for a first consultation or a change of method. Routine follow-up appointments should be made with one of our practice nurses.
Both surgeries run a diabetic clinic to which you will be invited by letter. Some diabetics are seen at the hospital and some attend both the surgery and hospital clinics. All diabetics should be seen once a year.
Women between 50 to 65 will be offered 3 year mammography as a screen for breast cancer. The service is run by the Health Authority and invitations are sent by post. If you have a family history of early breast cancer or have any concerns please come and discuss this with a doctor.
Minor operations are performed by Dr Bartlett and Dr Chilcott in our purpose build minor treatment room at Overton Surgery. There are normally two or three clinics a month. We remove skin lesions or cysts that are causing pain, discomfort or that catch on clothing/ jewellery. If we need to confirm the diagnosis of the lesion using histology it can be removed and sent for analysis. At present we are not able to remove skin lesions for cosmetic reasons alone.
Clinics are held at both surgeries. Patients can refer themselves to this clinic. Patients with asthma or COPD should be seen at least once a year for an annual check-up, we encourage patients to book this in the month of their birth.
Nurses run a stop smoking programme to help smokers break the habit. Weekly appointments are offered. The first covers motivation, medication and preparation to stop. The second appointment is the agreed 'stop date' and covers concerns and coping strategies. Sessions 3 to 6 offers a tried and tested package tailored to individual needs to help with the process of stopping smoking.
Midwife Vikki Brennan visits Overton every Wednesday and has appointments available from 08:30 - 16:00. If the clinic is fully booked and you would like to see or have some advice from a midwife, please contact the Andover Birthing Centre on 01264 352517.
There is a new 24 hour labour line for when pregnant patient go into labour and it replaces all other numbers. Simply phone 0300 123 9001 and a labour line midwife will take your history and discuss your birthing plan with you. They will make arrangements with you for your birth and ongoing care. Wherever you plan to give birth the midwife on the labour line will be your first point of contact.
Managing patients with long term conditions requires team work and we believe that you as the patient should lead the team. We encourage you to have a Care Plan in place and we discuss this with you.
To simplify the review process we suggest that you have your annual blood tests in the month of your birth and then see a nurse or doctor a week later when the results will be available. We encourage you to check your blood pressure in the waiting room between visits.
Sometimes, when things are not well controlled we need to see you more often so that we can support you and perhaps change your medication or refer you on to someone else to improve the management of your long term condition.
We work with other agencies such as Opticians, Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Services, Hospital Consultants and the voluntary agencies to keep you well.
Often people have more than one long term condition and it takes quite a lot of coordinating and a spouse or relative becomes an unpaid carer. We want to support the work you do as a carer, so please let us know if you are caring for someone.
If you ring our surgery, our patient coordinators will book the appointments needed and ensure you have a clear plan in place to get the support you need.
As a guide we encourage the following appointments once a year (usually in the month of your birth). If you have more than one long term condition we try to cover all the problems in one longer appointment.
Health Care Assistant
Arthritis Follow Up
Cancer Follow Up
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD
Coeliac Follow up
Ischaemic Heart Disease
Mental Health Problems
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Appointments are available at Overton Surgery only.
If you would like to use our service, please contact reception, who will then book you an appointment with a travel nurse. You should aim to have this appointment at least 8 weeks before you travel.
This allows time for us to:
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Click here to find out about prescriptions to cover you holiday
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
For More information on the services provided and fees, click on the link below. Non NHS services and fees
The Health Service requires new health care professionals such as doctors and nurses to take over as others retire and to enable services to expand and improve. Existing staff also need to maintain and improve their skills. Training and education is therefore a very important function of the Health Service.
Overton Surgery is a GP training practice and supports doctors during their period of GP training. The GP Trainers responsible for training in the practice are Dr Lorge and Julia Hopkins and David Bartlett. GPs training with us may be registrars or Foundation Year doctors.
Registrars are doctors who have worked in hospital for at least 3 years since qualification and are required to work for one year as a GP in a surgery in order to be fully qualified as a GP.
Foundation Year 2 Doctors have spent at least a year working in hospital after they qualified from medical school. They spend a four month period in general practice as well as gaining hospital experience before becoming fully registered as a doctor.
Both surgeries sometimes have medical students who are gaining experience of general practice as part of their university training. They are not yet qualified doctors but work, under supervision, alongside a GP and may sit in during a surgery with the patient's consent.
When sixth form students are considering whether or not they want to study to become a doctor it is helpful if they can see how GPs and other doctors work. We provide this opportunity for a small number of local students by letting them see how the surgery works and by watching our doctors and nurses at work. We have a signed agreement with each student to respect patient confidentiality and they can only observe a consultation with the agreement of the patient.
We also help train other health care professionals. Trainee nurses are sometimes attached to the community nursing team and always work under the supervision of fully qualified nurses.
This year brings the introduction of formal care planning and a more planned approach to the way in which we work together to enable our patients to “live well” with their medical conditions. In an attempt to reduce crisis admissions and to improve communication between GP surgeries, Carers, the Ambulance Service and Out of Hours Providers, two percent of our patients will be invited to meet with us to set up a proactive Care Plan with positive steps that can be taken at the earliest signs of any changes in their health.A Care Plan is a paper document which we draw up together to summarise your care needs and priorities. The idea being that you hold the key information and know what steps to take if anything changes.An example of a care plan can be found here
Care_plan -_Example Jun-2014.pdf
Please download the following blank care plan and fill in the patient details before your appointment
Please take a look at the link below to see some of the local health services being offered by the Hampshire Wellbeing Group.
Services offered by the Hampshire Wellbeing Group
Please click on the link below for information on where your local free diabetic eye screening clinic is located.
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to find those services that are local to you.
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