News

12th Nov

We are recruiting!

Chawton Park Surgery is a steadily growing Practice in Alton, Hampshire. We pride ourselves in offering the best possible care we can to our patients, whilst supporting and developing our Practice teams.

 During the challenging last 18 months, we have grown stronger as a team and now due to increases in demand and patient numbers we are looking to expand our Practice team.  General Practice work is fast paced and ever changing; - however, it is also rewarding to be able to offer care to our local community.

 Therefore, we are very excited to announce the following positions where we are looking for people to join our team.

  •  Deputy Practice Manager

 After 15 years of service, we are very sad to have our Deputy Practice Manager make the exciting decision to move on to the next part of his career.  Therefore, we are looking to recruit a full-time member of staff (37 hours per week) to help support the Management team with the smooth running and development of our Practice.

Please click here for the job description.

 Closing date: Friday 26th November 2021

 Interviews: Friday 3rd December 2021

  •  Patient Co-ordinator

Shifts for our patient co-ordinator team run between the following hours: 

  • Monday 08:00 – 18:30
  • Tuesday 07:00 – 18:30
  • Wednesday 08:00 – 18:30
  • Thursday 08::00 – 20:00
  • Friday 07:00 – 18:00

 The Practice offers regular Saturday morning appointments (Working along side the A31 Primary Care Network) these shifts are covered by the team as overtime.

 As we are currently looking for additional members to join our team, there is flexibility for shifts.

Please click here for the job description.

  •  Full time Practice Nurse (37.5 hours per week)

 This role is currently being drawn up and more information will be available shortly.  

  •  Want to know more?

 If you are interested in any of the positions above, would like an informal discussion or to visit the Practice, please call and speak to Nicky Wornell (Managing Partner) or Anthony Williams (Deputy Practice Manager).

 To apply for any of these roles please send a CV and covering letter to NHCCG.Chawtonparksurgery@nhs.net

1st Nov

COVID Boosters - Walk in Clinics

Following the update from the Press today regarding Walk-in clinics - please click on this link and you will be able to find which local centres are offering this service

18th Oct

COVID vaccinations

COVID-19 Booster Vaccine North Hampshire – we will contact you when it is your turn

In line with the latest national JCVI guidance, we are now rolling out the COVID-19 booster vaccine programme across North Hampshire to those who are eligible – we will be following the guidelines in the order and eligibility given.

The North Hampshire CCG has been working hard to get ready for the next phase of the roll out of the life-saving vaccine.

Please wait to be contacted by us to be invited for your booster. Please don’t contact us, we will contact you.

 

It is important to note that even if you fall within one of the early cohorts (due to your age or existing health conditions) you will only be eligible for your COVID-19 booster vaccine at least 6 months after your second vaccine dose.

 

You will receive a text message from us when it is your turn to book. You will be asked to book via the National Booking Service and you will not be able to book until you are at 6 months or beyond the date of your second dose.

We will be delivering the booster doses of the vaccine from Jameson House in North Hampshire and this is your local GP led vaccination site.

Health and social care workers

You will be invited for your booster vaccine by one of our vaccination services. If you have not heard anything and you are more than a week beyond your 6 month point from your second dose please call our dedicated call centre on 0333 332 0855

Still not had your first or second COVID-19 vaccine jab? There’s still time.


There is still time to get your COVID-19 jab. Appointments can be booked through the National Booking Service by calling 119 or by visiting

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirusvaccination/ 

When booking please search for JAMESON HOUSE, which is your local GP led vaccine site

 

If you have any issues with booking or think you are due a 3rd dose of covid vaccination due to a specific condition please call our dedicated advice line on 0333 332 0855 between 10am-4pm to book

 

30th Sep

Seasonal Flu vaccinations

Appointments are now available for eligible patients to book to receive their seasonal flu vaccination. There has been a national issue with the delivery of our flu vaccinations and we have now received some of our flu vaccinations.

We are awaiting vaccinations for our under 65s so appointments so these appointments are limited. 

If you have online access or the NHS app you are able to book your flu vaccination online. 

Appointments are available, please contact reception to book or book online if you have access to do so. 

Not sure if you are eligible?  Please find below the details of eligibility this year. 

  • all children aged 2 to 15 (but not 16 years or older) on 31 August 2021
  • those aged 6 months to under 50 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those aged 50 years and over
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individual
  • frontline health and social care staff employed by:
     - a registered residential care or nursing home
     - registered domiciliary care provider
     - a voluntary managed hospice provider
     - Direct Payment (personal budgets) and/or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants.

In 2021 to 2022 the following children will be offered vaccination as follows:

  • all those aged 2 and 3 years old on 31 August 2021 (date of birth on or after 1 September 2017 and on or before 31 August 2019) will be offered vaccine in general practice
  • all primary school-aged children in reception year to year 6 (ages 4 to 10 on 31 August 2021) will be offered through a school age immunisation service
  • all secondary school aged children in year 7 to year 11 (ages 11 to 15 on 31 August 2021) will be offered through a school age immunisation service
16th Sep

Global Shortage of Blood Bottles

The NHS is currently responding to a global shortage of blood bottles used to collect blood samples. We have been asked to implement measures as part of a national coordinated response. This will mean that routine monitoring will not be able to go ahead. If you are invited to an annual review this may take place without us taking bloods.

The latest information we have from NHS England is that the shortage is expected to last for “some time”. We are expecting this to mean at least a few months. We will keep you updated as we receive news.

Please be assured urgent bloods and high risk drug monitoring will continue.

We understand the impacts of this shortage may cause some anxiety and frustration. This is a global problem, outside of our control, which is going to affect the whole of the NHS.