The issue with our computer system has now been resolved. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and can assure you that our services have resumed and we are working as usual. Please attend any appointments that you have booked with us today.
URGENT MESSAGE RE APPOINTMENTS TODAY - TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER
Unfortunately our clinical system has crashed - this is a national issue that is beyond our control. As a result, we are not able to see patients until the situation is resolved. We will update you via this website. Please contact 999 if you have a medical emergency. For non-urgent problems, please use 111 or complete an e-consult on the practice website. Please do not attend the surgery for any routine appointments that you may have booked for today.
World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November)
Bacteria continually adapt to develop new ways of withstanding antibiotic treatment. This is called antibiotic resistance and the problem is made greater by the overuse and misuse of antibiotics. To reduce the chances of antibiotic resistance in the body, it is important that antibiotics are taken only when necessary and that patients follow advice given by the doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections such as meningitis, tuberculosis and pneumonia. They don’t work on viruses so can’t treat infections like colds and flu.
We would like our patients to note the following so that we can all do our part to keep antibiotics effective.
- Don’t ask for antibiotics if you have a cough or cold. Antibiotics should only be taken for bacterial infections. Many infections get better on their own, without the need for antibiotics. Go to your pharmacist for advice first.
- If the doctor does prescribe you with antibiotics, take them exactly as prescribed; never save them for later and never share them with others.
- Spread the word. Tell your friends and family about antibiotic resistance. You can also help prevent infections spreading by:
- Using tissues and disposing of them when you sneeze.
- Washing hands thoroughly with soap, especially after you have used a tissue or sneezed into your hand. This is more important than ever now in light of the Covid-19 pandemic
- Getting the flu vaccine if you or your child is eligible.
You may wish to consider becoming an Antibiotic Guardian. In that way, you can learn more about the issues and help to educate your friends and family. (http://antibioticguardian.com/)
World Antibiotics Awareness Week (18-24 November) is initiated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) & supported by the Public Health England (PHE) Campaign #KeepAntibioticsWorking
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.
(Site updated 02/12/2020)