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.Guide_to_GP_services.pdf
|Serving over 11,000 patients there are 8 GPs, 5 nurses, 2 healthcare assistants, 1 Phlebotomist and 1 Social Prescriber who are supported by the practice manager and a team of receptionists|
|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|
|6-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 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)