Online Consulting is Here

We have been working hard to make it easier for patients to access the practice when they need to, not just during the current situation with COVID-19, but also for the longer term. We have created a new look for the home page of the practice website and you can now follow the links to ask for advice from a doctor or nurse, or contact reception. This means you can make contact at a time that suits you, and take your time to tell us what you think we need to know about your situation. You can also use the form on behalf of someone else (for instance, a child or an elderly relative), provided they are registered with us. You can submit the contact form at any time of day or night, but do bear

Support for Military Veterans

Whilst many aspects of the health needs of veterans are the same as for the general public, we recognise that there can sometimes be significant differences, particularly in relation to conditions attributable to service life and the impact upon families. In line with the Armed Forces Covenant the NHS has a number of health commitments: The Armed Forces community should enjoy the same standard of, and access to healthcare as that received by any other UK citizen in the area they live. Family members should retain their place on any NHS waiting list, if moved around the UK due to the service person being posted. Veterans should receive priority treatment for a condition which relates to thei

We Are Open Easter Bank Holidays

In order to help deal with the current pressures on the NHS from COVID-19, NHS England has asked all GP practices to be open on both Good Friday and Easter Monday, and so the practice will be open as normal (or at least, what is normal in these unusual times - please see this post for what 'normal' means for us at the moment) on both Friday 10th and Monday 13th April.

Supporting the Surgery - Thank You

We would like to say a huge thank you to our patients for the support you have given to the team at Binscombe Medical Centre during these unprecedented times. We have been trying to reduce the number of people who enter the practice in order to keep our staff and patients safe and this has meant putting some changes in place. All consultations are being held initially over the telephone. The majority of consultations can be completed quite successfully in this way, or via a video consultation which is also possible provided you have a smartphone. Where it is important that you are seen face to face in order to have an examination, the GP will talk to you about how this can be done and will m

Covid-19 - Am I in an At Risk Group?

You may have seen in the news that people with certain health conditions will receive a letter from the NHS advising them to self-isolate for 12 weeks. We have received a few questions from our patients about this and we hope the following information will be helpful. Suspected Covid-19 If you are suffering from a new, continuous cough or have a high temperature then you should self-isolate for 7 days. Others in your household need to stay at home for 14 days; if they start to show symptoms they should self-isolate for 7 days from when the symptoms first started. For more advice please click on the following link: Hi

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