Updated information on the vaccination programme (14.2.21)
Updated information on the local vaccination programme can be found in the Practice Newsletter issued by the practice in partnership with our Patient Participation Group. An easy read document on Covid vaccination from Public Health England is provided here.
Message to our patients
As you will know, our current site is not ideal, in many respects. It is already basically at its limits and cannot be extended, it is dated, it is not easily accessible for many of you, and it does not allow us to develop a more modern way of working on your behalf.
In short, we need to explore options which would give you – and our staff, too – a better experience in the future. We are doing exactly that.
We have begun discussions regarding the possibility of us moving the very short distance to a site on the new Chineham district centre development. It is important to stress that absolutely nothing is decided, and that discussions are at an incredibly early stage. But we could not let such a potential opportunity pass by without at least exploring it properly, because it may offer us the chance to give you a better service, and better premises.
We wanted to let you know that we are looking at options to move to an improved site. If and when we have news to report we will keep you fully informed.
The Partners of Chineham Medical Practice
COVID-19: Our surgery plans and how this will affect you
If you have had any contact with the surgery over the last week or two, you are likely to have noticed a marked difference in the way things are being done. We have done this to minimise face to face contact between patients and staff, limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus and keep our practice team and patients as well as possible.
We do anticipate some staff shortages due to isolation and sickness and aim to continue to give you the best possible care at this difficult time. We appreciate your continued support.
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Welcome to The Chineham Medical Practice
Our aim is to provide an exceptional standard of patient care in an efficient manner within an environment which is welcoming to patients and supports the development of staff.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. To ensure you see the right clinician our receptionists need to know if you have an urgent medical problem or an ongoing condition. Please help us by answering their questions and anything you say will be treated confidentially.
Technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Primary Care Network (PCN)
The practice is part of the Whitewater Loddon Primary Care Network, together with Clift Surgery and Whitewater Health. The Primary Care Network has recruited a range of additional staff, such as physiotherapists, clinical pharmacists and community connectors to improve the support available to patients.
(Site updated 03/03/2021)