Falkland Surgery is closed on 29th November from 12midday for training. Westcall will be covering all calls until 6pm that need to be dealt with that day
Falkland Surgery is dedicated to providing the best possible care to our patients and community.
Currently we have seven partners and two Salaried GP’s, who work between 4-8 sessions. We have a wide variety of expertise within the practice with partners having well established interests in Palliative Care and Diabetes, Commissioning, Minor Surgery, Training, medical technology, and Family Planning.
We are delighted to welcome Dr Charlotte Redmond to the Falkland Surgery team.
Dr Redmond will hold their own patient lists. We will therefore be moving some of our patients from their currently registered GP Dr Redmond over the next few months.
This will reduce current list sizes for GP’s in order to facilitate patient care.
If you would like to be reminded of your registered GP please ask at reception
CQC Statement of Purpose
We would like to hear your views on our new appointment system. Please take our Friends and Family Test Survey
For all appointments, advice, and visit requests : 01635 279972
24 hour Appointment Cancellation Line: 01635 279975
To book blood tests online at West Berks Community Hospital use this link or ring 01635 273343
For dental problems ring your dentist or NHS 111 and for medication advice speak to your pharmacist
In response to issues around getting through to reception and to improve the level of care and responsiveness we can provide we have commissioned a new phone system starting 31st October 2018. This will enable us to respond more quickly and ensure we identify patients more effectively, and is part of our ongoing strategy to develop excellent services for you. (Like GP assessment of all “on the day” contacts, Extended Hour appointments in the evenings, Pharmacist for medication advice, and Musculo-Skeletal Practitioner for joint and back problems)
From your point of view the main phone number remains the same (01635) 279972
Find out about how the NHS uses your data, and how you can opt out if you wish
Around 200,000 people are diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes every year. You can choose not to be one of them.
Making small changes to your lifestyle now can make a big impact on your future health. This means you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and the risk of serious complications that can come with it. Having experts to help you make the right choices along the way can make it even easier. That’s why we’re working with the NHS to help support people to reduce their risk.
Monday 16 April to Sunday 22 April 2018
This April, the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) is launching Diabetes Prevention Week.
How you can get involved
Find out your risk – Use the Know Your Risk tool or QDiabetes tool to find out your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It only takes three minutes.
Get a free NHS health check – to check your risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other conditions (available for those aged 40 to 74).
If you would like to be screened, please ring the surgery and ask for either a blood test specifically for Diabetes, or else a blood test then NHS Health Screen looking at your weight, BP, cholesterol, kidney function as well as diabetes risk
It has been brought to our attention there may be a defect in a small number of asthma inhalers, causing them to run out early etc. This only affects two specific types listed below. If you check then please take them to your chemist for review/exchange. DO NOT ask the surgery for another one or ask us to check, the chemist is your best option.
It is only these two specific inhalers that are affected
Patient Level Recall Ventolin Accuhaler 200mcg 60 dose
Pharmacy Level Recall Seretide Accuhaler 50/250mcg 60 dose
Alert date 22/2/2018
In order to reduce the workload for yourself and for our staff, please be aware that all blood tests requested by Falkland Surgery are also available at West Berks Hospital and Royal Berks Hospital in Reading (unless you are under Basingstoke Hospital for care)
Therefore you DO NOT need to ask us for a copy to take to your hospital appointment as the specialists there have full access to your results and increasingly to your GP records
See this link to a Publicity release about the new and developing Connected Care program
Weight Loss Support
Here is a list of agencies happy to support you with weight loss and a healthier lifestyle
The Chequers Hotel
6-8 Oxford Street
St. Marys Church
Shaw Cum Donnington
Adrienne Jones 07989288040
Jane Brown 0345 677 7788
Wendy Crocker 03456777788
Paula Barlow 0345 677 7788
03301 330 330
0344 897 8000
Richard 07412 033302
Newbury College Sports Hall
Thursdays 5:30pm and 7:30pm
0800 772 0630
Three new/updated web resources are now available
Social Care Information Point
Help and advice from Adult Social Care
West Berkshire Council’s Adult Social Care is organised in 3 localities so that people are supported by a team which is focused on their local area and linked to their GP surgery.
A Social Care Practitioner covering the West Locality team area will be available in the Surgery on Wednesday mornings between 8.30am-12.30pm.
They will be available to answer your social care questions, provide a range of information, help and advice, including signposting to resources available in your local community to assist adults (aged 18 or over) find support to live independently. West Berkshire Adult Social care leaflet, provides a summary of ways they can assist you.
If you have an enquiry but you are unable to visit the drop in sessions please call Adult Social Care on 01635 503050 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Voluntary Sector Directory
Falkland Surgery, along with every other GP practice in England participates in the National Diabetic Audit, (NDA) looking at the quality of care provided to Diabetics and new this year, people at risk of Diabetes
This link provides information for Diabetics
This link provides information for pre-Diabetics
We have a number of information sheets to give you advice on some of the most common physiotherapy conditions. These are provided by our local Physiotherapy service
We are pleased to announce our 2017 flu clinics are now open for booking.
You can book your flu jab appointment by either
- Phone – 01635 279972 after 10.00 am
- Online here at www.falklandsurgery.co.uk anytime
- In person at reception
- If you are entirely housebound or receiving care from the district nurses let them know so they can include you in their flu jab list
We have our usual and efficient Saturday clinics, dedicated to providing Flu Jabs staffed by our GP Partners .
…….Help us to help you……
Please book ASAP to help support Falkland Surgery. We use the money generated by the flu clinics to help fund our doctors, nurses and admin staff.