Jenner House Surgery

159 Cove Road, Farnborough, Hants GU14 0HQ.


Flu Season 2018

Jenner House Surgery is now taking flu vaccination bookings for 2018. There are two vaccines available for this season, one for patients aged 18-64 years who have a chronic condition that classifies them as ‘at risk’  and one for patients aged 65 years and over.

We have organised specific clinics for each patient group, please see the list below & contact the Patient Services Team to book an appointment.

More information about the two vaccine types can be found here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/vaccine-ordering-18-19-influenza-season-gp-pharm.pdf

Why come to the Practice?

  • We have your full medical record available
  • There are three vaccines in total for the 2018 season and therefore it is very important that the clinician has the patients’ medical history in front of them, to ensure the appropriate vaccine is given to the appropriate patient, dependent on their age.
  • Attending the Practice for your vaccination ensures that your medical records will be fully reviewed before the vaccination is given.

Supporting your practice to improve our services to you

  • In addition to the safety benefits of having your vaccination with us at the surgery, for each patient that attends the Pharmacy for their vaccine, the practice suffers a financial loss.
  • As you will have noticed our profits over the recent months have contributed to significant changes within the practice, for example, we are in the process of completing a number of practice refurbishments for the benefit of our patients. Attending the Practice for your vaccination will help us to continue to improve our premises and services for the benefit of our patients.

Responsible use of NHS resources

  • We also care about NHS resources and therefore have planned the season to avoid wastage of vaccine, last year we used all but 14 vaccinations ordered!

What is an “at risk” group?

Patients are defined in an at risk group if they have a condition or their circumstances mean they may be more susceptible to getting flu. NHS England define the groups as:

  • Chronic conditions: asthma, COPD, Chronic Heart Disease, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Liver Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Problems with the spleen
  • Pregnant
  • Weakened immune system:

o   HIV

o   AIDS

o   Receiving chemotherapy

o   Currently taking steroid tablets

  • Being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above

If you are not sure if you are in an ‘at risk group’ – please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/ or ask a clinician

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Consent to send emails

We recently emailed all patients on our list asking for their consent for Jenner House Surgery to send emails for the purposes of communicating practice information, health campaigns, eligibility for vaccines and the patient newsletter, to date we have only had approximatley 450 replies.

If you have not provided your consent you will no longer receive the Practice newsletter or any further updates on practice business, including health campaigns.

If you would like to continue to receive emails, please email: [email protected], with your name, date of birth and a declaration of your consent to receive practice information, health campaigns and eligibility for vaccines and the patient newsletter from Jenner House Surgery. You can also pop into the Practice and let the Patient Services Team know.

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Ear syringing

With immediate effect, we are no longer offering ear syringing at the surgery. We have made this decision in the best interests of our patients as there are associated risks with the procedure such as perforation of the ear drum; infections and increased wax build up.

An ear care leaflet is available from the practice, with more information about how you can look after your ears.

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Important Notice GDPR IDENTIFICATION NOW REQUIRED

From 25th May, you will require identification when collecting a prescription or any paperwork from the practice.

You can bring a passport, driving licence or bank card.

If you ask someone to collect your prescription or paperwork on your behalf, we will need prior notice of this and a note will be added to your medical record.



We recently emailed all patients on our list asking for their consent for Jenner House Surgery to send emails for the purposes of communicating practice information, health campaigns, eligibility for vaccines and the patient newsletter, to date we have only had approximatley 450 replies.

If you have not provided your consent you will no longer receive the Practice newsletter or any further updates on practice business, including health campaigns.

If you would like to continue to receive emails, please email: [email protected], with your name, date of birth and a declaration of your consent to receive practice information, health campaigns and eligibility for vaccines and the patient newsletter from Jenner House Surgery. You can also pop into the Practice and let the Patient Services Team know.

Dr Ku Rama & Dr Gargi Tewari, GP Partners

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Important notice: Closure of telephones at lunchtime from the 2nd January 2018

From Tuesday 2nd January 2018 Jenner House Surgery will be closing the telephone lines between 12.30pm & 1.30pm Monday to Friday.

The purpose of this will be to provide our Patient Services Team with the opportunity for a safe handover of information between the morning & afternoon. The Patient Services Team receives many queries from patients throughout the day that require a clinical response. The closure will provide time for the Patient Services Team to liaise directly with the Doctors enabling queries to be dealt with quickly & efficiently.

The practice acknowledges this may inconvenience some of our patients, and we therefore wish to assure you this has been implemented to ensure the best possible continuity of patient care throughout the day.

The practice will remain open for patients to attend the surgery in person.

The telephone lines will reopen as normal at 1.30pm.

Should you require advice during the lunchtime period please attend one of the local pharmacies or you can telephone 111. There is also plenty of advice available on our website at www.jennerhousesurgery.co.uk.

For emergencies or life threatening conditions please attend A & E or dial 999. 

Dr Ku Rama & Dr Gargi Tewari, GP Partners

 

 

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MenACWY vaccination. Eligible teenagers please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.

Born between 1 September 1998 and 31 August 1999?

Leaving school or college?

Whatever you do next, get your MenACWY vaccine.

Getting the MenACWY vaccine from your GP practice
and knowing the symptoms of meningitis could
save your life

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/641657/MenACWY-A3-school_leavers_poster.pdf

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Flu clinics September 2017

Our Flu Clinics will start from the 16th September.

Aswell as midweek clinics, we will be running a Saturday clinic on 16th September, 30th September. We are offering a walk in clinic on this day but this will be on a first come first served basis.

A Monday clinic on 18th September 18.30-20.30 and Friday 22nd September 13.00-15.00
(appointment only).

This is very popular so please call to book your guaranteed appointment now.

Eligible categories for the Free Flu Vaccine:

  • Ages 2, 3 and 4 year old – new nasal vaccine
  • Pregnant
  • A registered carer with the practice
  • Aged 65 years
  • 6 months and over WITH one of the following conditions:
    Chest problems / Chronic heart disease
    Chronic liver or neurological disease

You are still welcome to arrange your vaccination at times outside of specific clinic dates.

If you are not eligible for the free flu vaccine, we can offer you this at a small charge of £7.50, but this is subject to supply. Please contact us for further details.

These are available to book online.

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Cervical Screening results timeframe

We have been informed by the NHS that the turnaround time for Cervical Smear results is currently running in excess of 14 days.

The NHS reported that less than 50% of women received their result within 14 days during April. It is anticipated that this will be even lower for May.

The NHS has put this delay down to the Cyber attack.

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MJog

We’re very excited to announce the installation of a new patient contact system here at Jenner House.

Whilst our existing system already sends appointment reminders by text, you’ll soon be able to cancel your appointment by replying to the message.

This will take huge pressure off the phone lines, not only for our patients but also for our patient services team. We hope by making it easier for patients to cancel their appointments, they will feel more inclined to do so rather than just simply not attending.

When an appointment is cancelled by text, it also makes it automatically re-available for booking meaning another patient can make use of that valuable time with a practitioner.

As if that wasn’t enough, we will start using the service to send out reminders for individual patients to book appointments for things such as smear tests, diabetic reviews and flu vaccinations. This frees up valuable budget by reducing our postage & printing costs, which we can put back in to continuously improving our service for our patients.

So, do we have your correct mobile number?

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NEW INR Anticoagulation Service

Jenner House Surgery is pleased to announce the introduction of a one-stop test and result service for patients on Warfarin. The clinics will be held on Thursday mornings, by appointment and will be run by our INR Nurse Lead Sandra Whelan and our Phlebotomist Amanda Foat.

Patients currently being seen at Frimley Park Hospital or who travel to Aldershot Centre for Health for their Anticoagulation monitoring, will now be able to attend the Surgery for a One-Stop service.

We hope that providing an in-house, One-Stop INR Service will prove far more convenient for our patients and encourage our patients to become more involved in their own treatment with regular monitoring carried out by our own team.

For patients unable to attend on a Thursday morning, it will be possible to make an appointment for a time convenient to you.

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