Odiham Health CentreTel: 01256 702371
Old Basing Health CentreTel: 01256 868370
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.
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 Measurements. If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment with the respiratory nurse or doctor.
Important: Please bring your inhaler to your Asthma review
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 - 6 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 - 6 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
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 immunisations, please make an appointment with the practice nurse at least 8 weeks before our intended departure. We are a registered Yellow Fever centre.
Please go to the Vaccinations & Immunisations page for further information
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
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)
The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.
Before You are Pregnant
All about conception and getting pregnant
Thinking about the next baby?
Your Pregnancy and Labour
How the baby develops
0-8 weeks pregnant
9-12 weeks pregnant
13-16 weeks pregnant
17-20 weeks pregnant
21-24 weeks pregnant
25-28 weeks pregnant
29-32 weeks pregnant
33-36 weeks pregnant
37-40 weeks pregnant
40+ weeks pregnant
Your health in pregnancy
Common health problems
Antenatal care and classes
Choosing where to have your baby
Labour and birth
When pregnancy goes wrong
You and Your Baby
What you will need for your baby?
Your life after the birth
The first days with your baby
The first weeks with your baby
Feeding your baby
General Pregnancy Topics
Feelings and relationships
Information for dads
Maternity leave and employment rights
Rights and benefits
Make some decisions
If you have a long-term condition (such as diabetes or high blood pressure)
Pre-conception advice is offered. We offer a full range of maternity services with the help of our community midwife.
Please make an initial antenatal booking appointment with the midwife at 8-11 weeks of pregnancy. Antenatal clinics and classes are held regularly. Postnatal care is shared between the midwives, health visitors and doctors.
Deliveries are arranged for either The North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke or Frimley Park Hospital. If you are looking to have a home birth, this can be discussed with your Midwife.
Once you've had your baby, please make a 30 minute appointment with your doctor for the 6-8 week postnatal check for you and your baby.
All the doctors provide a confidential family planning service.
A range of free, confidential services and advice is also available at your local Sexual Health Clinic. This includes:
To find your local clinic, text clinic8 plus your postcode to 66777, call 0300 300 2016 or visit www.letstalkaboutit.nhs.uk
Local Family Planning clinics can be found at www.fpa.org.uk
Children's Immunisation Schedule
These are the routine vaccinations that are offered free of charge on the NHS to all babies and children in the UK.
Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and Hib (haemophilus influenza type B)
Given at: two, three and four months of age.
Men B Vaccine
The Men B vaccine protects your baby against meningococcal group B bacteria.
Given at: 2 months of age, followed by a second dose at 4 months, and a booster at 12 months.
Pneumococcal or Pneumo Jab (PCV)
Protects against: some types of pneumococcal infection
Given at: two, four and 12-13 months of age.
Protects against: rotavirus infection, a common cause of childhood diarrhoea and sickness
Given at: two and three months of age
Meningitis C (Men C)
Protects against: meningitis C (meningococcal type C)
Given at: three months of age and as a teenage booster at age 13-15
Hib/Men C (booster)
Protects against: haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) and meningitis C
Given at: 12-13 months of age
Protects against: measles, mumps and rubella
Given at: 12-13 months and at 3 years and 4 months of age, or sometime thereafter.
Men B vaccine
Second dose (from September 1st 2015) Given at: 4 months of age.
Third dose (from September 1st 2015) Given at: 12-13 months of age.
4-in-1 pre-school booster
Protects against: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio
Given at: 3 years and 4 months of age, or shortly thereafter
HPA Childrens Vaccination Schedule
Click here for the recommended HPA vaccination schedule
Men ACWY vaccine
Given at: 19-25 years of age (first time students only).
This is a single injection that can help protect you from pneumococcal pneumonia, which is one of the commonest causes of death due to infection in both men and women. Pneumonia can also have dramatic long-term effects on your life, preventing you from carrying out simple daily activities.
Further information at: www.NoOneExpects.co.uk
If you are 65 and above and have not had this important vaccination, please book an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
The national shingles immunisation programme is recommended for people aged 70 to 79, but is being introduced in phases. Vaccine groups are defined by age on 1st September.
There is a handy calculator available by following this link: Am I Eligible?, if you enter your date of birth, it will tell you if you are eligible for the vaccination. If you are and would like to book an appointment or are having problems using this link, please speak to one of our receptionists.
Seasonal Flu Vaccination
Influenza – flu – is a highly infectious and potentially serious illness caused by influenza viruses. Each year the make-up of the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the influenza viruses that the World Health Organization decide are most likely to be circulating in the coming winter.
Regular immunisation (vaccination) is given free of charge to the following at-risk people, to protect them from seasonal flu:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will be a telephone call with the nurse and include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Europe & Russia
Australasia and Pacific
It is important to make this initial telephone appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
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. Please see the 'Non-NHS Charges' section for details of our fees.
There is currently a national shortage of yellow fever, Hepatitis B and Typhoid vaccines and the manufacturers prefer to supply private travel clinics rather than GP Surgeries. Therefore we may not be able to fulfil your vaccine requirements before you travel and in the case of yellow fever vaccination and certification this may result in you not being able to travel to your chosen destination.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse. Please allow at least 5 working days if you use this facility.
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
We have specialist Urology consultant clinics at the practice.
Professor Richard Hindley, Mr Tim Nedas and Mr Amr Emara are Consultant Urologists at the North Hampshire Hospital.
Carole Samuda - Cognitive Hypnotherapist, Life Coach & Confident Childbirth Practitioner
Cognitive Hypnotherapy is a therapeutic tool using the best from a number of schools of thought to provide a bespoke, personalised service to those who use it. It has it's basis in Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), but also uses techniques from CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Positive Psychology, amongst other approaches.
Problems such as: Anxiety, Compulsive Obsessive Behaviour, OCD,Pain Control, IBS, Chronic Fatigue, Stop Smoking, Fear of flying, Fear of Dentists, Phobias, Fear of Spiders and Creepy Crawlies, Nervousness, Exam Nerves, Public Speaking, Special Occasion Nerves, Panic ttacks,Childbirth, Fibromyalgia, ME - Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Shyness, Blushing, Mindfulness and many more.
Osteopathy - "Louise Sanders Osteopaths"
Louise Sanders established her practice in Odiham Health Centre in 1993, originally calling herself Odiham Osteopathic Clinic. The practice is now called ‘Louise Sanders Osteopaths’. To support the ever-increasing demand with the local area, a further clinic was established within the Old Basing Health Centre in 2007. Working with Louise in Odiham and Old Basing are Victoria Tuckwell, Vikki Markham and Gabriel Antoni-Pineda amassing some 35 years’ experience between them.
They are all highly skilled and experienced in osteopathy, and have spent some 4 years training at the British School of Osteopathy, before going into private practice. Louise also taught manipulation at the British School of Osteopathy for 14 years.
Between them they see many different patients and their emphasis is on treating every patient as an individual, with individual needs and requirements.
Treatment comprises gentle manipulation of the muscles and joints and if appropriate, the more direct manipulation of joints. Treatment should be comfortable and pain-free.
Vikki also treats babies and children using Cranial Osteopathy.
Patients can refer themselves directly to Louise Sanders Osteopaths, Health Centre registration is not required.
The team at Louise Sanders Osteopaths are registered with most health insurance companies, including AXA PPP and BUPA (a GP referral may be needed to claim on private health insurance)
£52 for the initial 1-hour consultation.
Yoga & Pilates Classes - Helen Varcoe
Classes are held held at Odiham Health Centre. Pilates is on a Wednesday and Thursday morning at 09:15 and Pilates on a Wednesday evenings at 18:00.
For more information, please call Helen on 07703 443031 or email email@example.com
Podiatry - Alice Grundy BSc Hons; D. Pod.M
Private podiatry foot care, consultation & treatment, including:
Nail care £20.00
'Full works' £30.00
Psychiatry - Dr Mark Slaney MA Psychology and physiology MBBS DRCOG MRCPsych
For more information please contact: 01256 396491 or email: Drm.firstname.lastname@example.org
The following list show when Test results / reports / correspondences are usually available:
More in-depth tests may take longer, depending on the investigation
If you are calling for test results, please phone after 14:00, when the receptionist will have more time to help you or if you would like an SMS text message with your results please let us have your mobile number.
If your test has been requested by a hospital consultant, you should contact your specialist's secretary for this information.
Results of blood tests, X rays etc. can only be given to the patient themselves for reasons of confidentiality.
The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate, unless that person has given prior permission in for the release of this data or if they are not capable of understanding the results.
Parents or guardians can obtain the results for children under the age of 16 years, unless the child requests otherwise.
Iit is your responsibility to telephone or call the practice to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor or nurse if your are advised to do so, reception staff are unable to give specific details of your test results.
There is a national programme to screen men. An invitation is sent to all men in their 65th year.
Any man aged 65 and older is entitled to be screened, if they have not previously been screened. If you wish to have this simple ultrasound examination, you can self-refer by telephone to 01784 884 859.
More information is on the website: www.aaa.screening.nhs.uk/screening
There is a national programme to screen women. An invitation is sent to all women over the age of 50 every 3 years. More information is available on this this website: www.nhs.uk/breastcancerscreening
Eligible patients that have missed their bowel cancer screening and no longer have their kit can request a new one from the Bowel Programme Hub on: Freephone - 0800 7076060
A quick on-line test to see if your shortness of breath is significant. British Lung Foundation
Hearing Clinic Available Here!
Please ask reception to book you a hearing appointment.
NHS Hearing Aids
Scrivens NHS now provide a new NHS hearing service in this medical centre. You must be referred to us by your GP to benefit from our free services below:
Our NHS hearing aids feature:
Many of our patients are fitted with their brand new hearing aids on the day of their assessment, meaning they can benefit from better hearing straight away.
90% of Scrivens' NHS hearing patients rate our service as very good or excellent and 98% would recommend us to a friend or family member.
Will my hearing aids cost me anything?
No, the hearing aids and continuous supply of batteries are all funded by the NHS
What happens after I am fitted with my hearing aids?
Our dedicated customer service team will arrange regular reviews after your hearing aids are fitted. We understand that getting used to your hearing aids could take some time so we will keep in close contact to make sure you are getting the most out of your hearing aids. Also feel free to pop in if you have any concerns
Will the service and care be as good as my local hospital?
The Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will be working with us at the Odiham and Old Basing Health Centres on a weekly basis.
Citizens Advice Bureau aims:
They help people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent, impartial and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers
They cover a wide range of topics including the categories below:
Please see the link below for further information regarding CAB:
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