COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME
We are all excited to hear about the progress of the rolling out of the Covid vaccine and look forward to this improving the quality of life for all of us.
We know that you, like us, are struggling with the confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.
To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:
There are now two vaccines available to protect patients – Oxford/AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech.
Another vaccine (Moderna) has been licenced and will be available later on in 2021.
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have emphasised that it is best for patients to get their second dose 12 weeks after their first vaccine. There is a high level of protection afforded by the first dose
By vaccinating a greater number of people with a single dose, more deaths and hospitalisations will be prevented.
Please do not contact the surgery nor the hospital to seek a vaccine, we will contact you when the NHS has instructed us to
With the current rapid increase in Covid-19 cases it is even more important to
wash your hands
wear a face mask as advised
keep 2 metres apart
FACE MASKS - PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE WEARING ONE AT ALL TIMES WHEN VISITING THE SURGERY
It was recently announced that from July 24th 2020 everyone is required to wear a face covering when entering a shop or business.
This is now in addition to wearing one on Public Transport which has been mandatory for some time now.
If you feel you are unable to wear a mask for auditory/sensory/breathing reasons the government guidance suggests there is no evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver, shopkeeper).
We are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or those who do not fall under the list of exemptions. Further details can be found here:- Face Masks
Visit this website for more helpful hints
CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) ADVICE
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across Hampshire and Isle of Wight will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
a high temperature or
a new continuous cough. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home.Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 daysOnly call 111 if you cannot get help online.Stay At Home advice can be found here.Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.
Welcome to RIVERSIDE KELSEY SURGERY
Riverside Kelsey Surgery serves Liss as well as the surrounding villages. Our team includes three GPs, Lead Practice Nurse, Treatment Room Nurse, two Health Care Assistants as well as our Practice Manager and Reception Team.
At The Riverside Partnership, we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence.
We take pride in that we offer the traditional 'family practice' service that is sadly disappearing due to the current pressures within General Practice. We offer an appointment with the correct health care professional rather than a telephone triage service.
PRIMARY CARE NETWORKS – (PCNs)
From 1 July 2019, all GP practices - including ours - will start to work together in ‘Primary Care Networks’ (PCNs), to share their expertise and resources over wider geographical area.
The NHS’s Long Term Plan, published in January 2019, aims to integrate a lot of services which have traditionally worked separately - like mental health services, physiotherapy and social care. By working together in a PCN, practices like ours can offer you a wider range of services than we can on our own, and give you much faster and more efficient access to the right care and support.
Each PCN will develop teams of healthcare professionals, including GPs, pharmacists, district nurses, community paramedics, physiotherapists and other health workers, to provide tailored care for patients in their community. A ‘Social Prescriber’ will be appointed in each PCN to help direct people to a whole range of nonmedical services, like social clubs, community support groups and exercise activities, that will help them take greater control of their own health and stay well.
Within the South Eastern Hampshire CCG area, PCNs will deliver personal care valued by patients and GPs, and allow better collaboration between us and other practices. Locally, our PCN details are as follows
We are part of East Hants PCN and look forward to working alongside the following practices;-
East Hants PCN
Swan Medical Group
The Grange Surgery
Liphook and Liss Surgery
Rowlands Castle Surgery
Dr Richard Kershaw
Dr Richard Kershaw
PRACTICE MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission is to:
- Treat you with respect and courtesy at all times
- Provide you with advice and treatment in a timely manner
- Help you make decisions about your health by treating you with respect
- Discuss available treatments and refer you on to other experts where necessary
- Act as your advocate and guide through health care services
- Maintain confidentiality in what we discuss and the records we keep on your behalf
- Keep up to date with developments in health care by continuing to learn
In return we ask you to:
- Keep your appointment and/or let us know as soon as possible if you are unable to attend
- Only use urgent out-of-hours services for urgent conditions which can't wait until the next day or over the weekend.
- Be respectable to our staff. They do their best for you.
- Let us know if you have any suggestions or cause for complaint as soon as possible
- Let us know when we have done well
Patients who need to see a doctor urgently whilst the surgery is closed can contact the Out of Hours service on 111.nhs.uk or telephone 111
All practices in the SHIP Cluster, Southampton City, Hampshire, Isle Of Wight and Portsmouth must undertake compulsory training days each year.
The aim of this is to provide practices with protected time for co-ordinated, relevant and focused, quality education programmes for all staff from GP's to reception staff.
The training days will usually occur every 3 months and will involve the practice closing from 12.00p.m. on the day of training and remaining closed until the following morning.
Patients who need to see a doctor urgently whilst the surgery is closed will have access to the Out of Hours Services during this time. Tel. 111.
GP Practices in this area are making it easier for you to make appointments at times which suit you. From October 2017 all practices in South East Hampshire and Fareham and Gosport - including ours - will take part in a new scheme to allow you to make appointments from 8am to 8pm on week days, from 8am to 4.30pm on Saturdays and on Sunday mornings.
This extends the normal opening hours for surgeries which until now have usually run until 6.30pm on weekday evenings.
If you need to see someone we will be able to offer you an appointment at your local 'hub' location - they are located at Petersfield Community Hospital, Badgerswood Surgery Bordon, Waterlooville Health Centre, Havant Health Centre, Fareham Community Hospital and Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
Please click on the Link below for further details:
GPEA Patient Leaflet
(Site updated 12/01/2021)