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The Services Provided by GP Surgeries

 

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Serving over 11,000 patients there are 8 GPs, 5 nurses, 2 healthcare assistants, 1 Phlebotomist and 1 clinical pharmacist who are supported by the practice manager and a team of receptionists.  

General Services

The doctors and practice nurses provide the full range of medical services normally expected at a GP surgery. For patients with chronic medical conditions such as Asthma, COPD, Epilepsy, Severe Mental ill health, Cerebral-vascular disease, learning disabilities and Chronic Kidney Disease.

We are a teaching Practice and there will often be qualified doctors and nurses working at the Practice, learning more advanced medical techniques and management. 

If a student is to be present with your doctor during your consultation, it will not cause offence if you do not want them to be present. Please say.

 

Annual Medical Review  

For patients with chronic medical conditions such as Asthma, COPD, Epilepsy, Severe Mental ill health, Cerebral-vascular disease, learning disabilities and Chronic Kidney Disease.

 

Six-monthly Medical Review

For patients with Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes and Hypertension

 

Medication Reviews

Your medication is under constant review and these reviews are important to ensure you are receiving the correct treatment for your condition. 

Your repeat prescription sheet will inform you when your next medication review is due. The review can often be done by telephone with your GP but may also involve attending the surgery for tests, prior to your appointment.  A member of the reception team can help you if you have any queries.

 

Regular review of patients' chronic medical conditions is advised from the outset and during any acute deterioration. Once stable, the regular review is less frequent as explained below.  

These reviews are essential to ensure we provide you with the correct on-going treatment and therefore may contact you to arrange an appointment when necessary.

 

Asthma

Annual review of medication, symptoms, medication and management.

Annual peak flow measurement.

If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse or a doctor as well.

Important: Please bring your inhaler to your Asthma Review.

 Open the Asthma Annual Review Form

 

COPD

Annual review of medication and lung function.

 

Coronary Artery Disease

Annual review of blood pressure, cholesterol, kidney function and general well-being.

 

Dementia

Annual review of health status

 

Depression

Regular review of the depression and medication.

 

Diabetes

Six-monthly blood tests to check diabetes control.

Annual review of blood pressure, kidney function, circulation and sensation with one of our specialist Diabetic Nurses.

Annual eye test (arranged via the Salisbury & North Hampshire Diabetic Eye Screening Programme).

 

Hypertension

Six-monthly blood pressure.

Annual blood test.

Please use the following form to submit your home blood pressure readings:

Home Blood Pressure Recording Form

 

Learning Disability

Annual review of health status.

 

Mental Health

Annual review of health status and/or a 4-monthly blood test if taking Lithium medication.

 

Thyroid Hormone Deficiency

Annual review and thyroid function blood test.

 

Immunisations

We can provide the full range of child, occupational and travel vaccinations. Some vaccinations are covered by the NHS, but for others a fee is payable.

For travel immunisation, please make an appointment with the practice nurse at least 8 weeks before your intended departure. We are a registered yellow fever centre. 

Please go to the Vaccinations & Immunisation page for further information.

 

Child Health

Child development checks are organised by the Health Visitors. Please contact the Health Visiting Team at Alton Community Hospital, telephone 01420 88336 who will advise when the checks are due and the days and times of the Baby Clinics.

There are no set clinic times for child immunisations at either Odiham Health Centre or Old Basing Health Centre; invitations to attend for immunisation are sent from the Child Health Authority and parents/carers can then contact either the Odiham Health Centre or Old Basing Health Centre to arrange a mutually convenient appointment. 

 

Minor Surgery Services

We offer a variety of minor surgical procedures, including removal of small skin lumps and joint injections.  

 

Cervical Cytology ['smears']

The national recall system is for all women aged between 25 and 65 years; you will be sent a reminder from them when your smear is due. This is currently every 3 years from age 25 to 50, and every 5 years from age 50 to 65.

This screening program can only be performed upon receipt of your reminder letter from the Health Authority, please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse once received.

Your results will be sent to you within approximately 4 weeks, directly from the laboratory if they are normal.  Should your test result require action before your next routine smear recall, the practice will write to you. 

 

NHS Hearing Clinic

Scrivens Hearing Care run a dedicated walk-in hearing clinic at Odiham Health Centre every other Wednesday.  This is a basic hearing test and if problems are detected, they will invite you to attend a more comprehensive assessment and if required, NHS digital hearing aids can be fitted, often the same day.

Please contact the Odiham Health Centre for clinic dates or to book a specific time slot.

 

Hearing Aid Battery Replacement Service

We offer the service of supplying replacement hearing aid batteries at both Odiham and Old Basing Health Centres. The battery types we supply are:

Orange packaging - 13 (PR48)

Blue packaging - 675 (PR44)

Brown packaging - 312 (PR41)

 
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