|Monday:||08:00 – 18:30|
|Tuesday:||08:00 – 19:30|
|Wednesday:||08:00 – 18:30|
|Thursday:||08:00 – 18:30|
|Friday:||08:00 – 18:30|
OUT OF HOURSIf we are closed, please contact our out of hours service via 111
MEDICAL ADVICEIf you need medical advice at any time (but it’s not an emergency) dial 111 from any landline or mobile (all calls are free)
INFORMATION DOWNLOADDirectory of Activities and Services for Older People in East Hampshire 2016
WITHDRAWAL OF EAR SYRINGING SERVICE
As widely reported in the media, General Practice is currently working in times of unprecedented pressure so Swan Medical Group, like other local practices, has had to look at the services it provides and prioritise them in order of clinical necessity as we have limited resources available. As you may not be aware, ear syringing is outside of our contractual obligations, which means it is unfunded work that the Practice is doing, therefore in consultation with the GP Partners and nursing team and as is common practice in other areas, a difficult decision was made to withdraw the Ear Syringing service with immediate effect.
Please see below for details of local private services:
Clean Ear Clinic Portsmouth
Changes Clinic of Excellence
Tel: 02392 985445
Clean Ear Clinic Emsworth
97 Havant Road
Tel: 02392 985445
Chichester Hearing Care Centre
6 Baffins Court
Tel: 01243 774536
Specsavers Hearing Centre
3-4 The Square
Tel: 01730 710820
Specsavers Hearing Centre
36-38 West St
Tel: 02392 498490
Leightons Opticians & Hearing Care
37 Wey Hill
PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE PRIVATE CLINICS WHICH INVOLVE A CHARGE TO BE PAID BY THE PATIENT— The Swan Medical Group is not recommending these clinics just providing their contact details.
THE CARE AND HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE (CHIE)
This is a secure system which shares health and social care information from GP surgeries, hospitals, community and mental health, social services and others.
CHIE helps professionals across Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and surrounding areas provide safer and faster treatment for you and your family by:
- Ensuring that you only have to tell your story once.
- Reducing delays to your treatment. For example, by reducing the need to repeat blood tests.
- Making sure the doctors, nurses and others involved in your care know about your medical history.
- Identifying diseases that you might be at increased risk of developing in the future. This can help you take action early to protect your health.
To protect your privacy and confidentiality, only health and social care professionals who are involved in your care are allowed access to your record and can identify you from it.
If you do not want to have your information shared please advise the surgery in writing and we can ensure a code is applied to your medical records.
More information on CHIE can be read here www.chie.org.uk
SUMMARY CARE RECORDS (SCR)
The Summary Care Record is a Government initiative and has been in place since 2010. This is a National programme and will enable Healthcare professionals across the country access to the SCR database and patient information.
Patients in Hampshire aged 15 ¾ yrs & above will be written to and informed of the service. The SCR will consist of patient information which will be uploaded from our clinical system on a regular basis. This information will be very limited:
- Adverse drug reactions
Patients will be given 12 weeks prior to the system going live to inform the practice that they wish to OPT OUT. Unlike most previous systems, patients are automatically opted in unless they ask to be removed. Patients can still opt out after this date if they wish. Patient consent will be required each time ANYONE accesses their records (unless they are unconscious).
- SCR Information Line: 0300 123 3020
- Web site: www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk
Under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, there are important changes which will allow the Health and Social Care Information Centre to collect and share confidential information from medical records.
One of the first changes is the launch of the care.data service. The aim of this service is to make better use of the valuable information in medical records to improve the quality of patient care.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre has worked with NHS England and the Royal College of General Practitioners to ensure that these changes do not undermine existing standards of patient confidentiality and that GPs are informed as to how the changes will affect them and their patients.
For further information, please go to:
Alternatively, download the patient information leaflet "Your information and the NHS".
ALL ABOUT OUR NEW DIRECT TO DOCTOR SERVICE
Following the successful introduction of our new Doctor Triage Service which was for urgent daily medical care, we are delighted to advise you that this is going to be broadened and extended across all GP clinics at Liphook Village Surgery in April 2017. By introducing direct access to your doctor, we will be able to effectively prioritise urgent care and, at the same time, manage routine care of our patients more effectively. You can read more about this new service here.
The following articles are downloadable for your ease:
Patient Newsletter Spring 2019
Patient Newsletter Winter 2018
Patient Newsletter Autumn 2018
Patient Newsletter Summer 2018
Patient Newsletter Spring 2018
Patient Newsletter December 2017
Patient Newsletter January 2017
Patient Newsletter September 2016
Patient Newsletter July 2016
Patient Newsletter March 2014
Patient Newsletter Spring 2013