Welcome

If you have tests ordered from Falkland Surgery please ring a few days afterwards to check the results are back. If the tests were requested elsewhere the results go back to the requesting doctor (at the hospital etc)

 


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 Iran Khan and Dr Charlotte Redmond to the Falkland Surgery team.

Both Dr Khan & Dr Redmond will hold their own patient lists. We will therefore be moving some of our patients from their currently registered GP to Dr Khan & 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

National Diabetes Prevention Week

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

Asthma Inhaler Alert

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

Results for Hospital Appointments

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

http://www.thehtn.co.uk/2018/01/24/3173/

Weight

Weight Loss Support

Here is a list of agencies happy to support you with weight loss and a healthier lifestyle

Weightwatchers Newbury

The Chequers Hotel

6-8 Oxford Street

Newbury

RG14 1JB

 

St. Marys Church

Church Road

Shaw Cum Donnington

RG14 2DR

 

Adrienne Jones       07989288040

Jane Brown              0345 677 7788

Wendy Crocker        03456777788

Paula Barlow            0345 677 7788

Rosemary Conley

www.rosemaryconley.com

03301 330 330

Slimming World

www.slimmingworld.co.uk

0344 897 8000

 

Richard                      07412 033302

Newbury College Sports Hall
Monks Lane
Newbury
RG14 7TD

Thursdays 5:30pm and 7:30pm

Eat4Health

Eat-4-health.co.uk

0800 772 0630

Information Portals

Three new/updated web resources are now available

Emotional Wellbeing

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 ccenquiries@westberks.gov.uk

 

Voluntary Sector Directory

National Diabetic Audit

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

http://content.digital.nhs.uk/media/15870/Leaflet—Information-for-People-With-Diabetes/pdf/Patinfo_CoreAudit18_leaflet_v1.pdf

This link provides information for pre-Diabetics

http://content.digital.nhs.uk/media/25777/Information-for-People-at-high-risk-of-diabetes/pdf/Pat_at_risk18_leaflet_v1.pdf

 

Physiotherapy Self Help Leaflets

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

Flu protection 2017

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.

Health Coaches

Health Coaches 03003652000

Dr Vaezi leaving

We are sad to announce that Dr Ollie Vaezi has left the practice today (12/5/2017) and will be sadly missed by us and her patients.  We have reallocated her patients to the remaining GPs on an approximately alphabetic basic, although we also reallocated some to ensure continuity of care or balance of our lists

Dr Devall          A-Ca
Dr Hall             Ca – Ea
Dr Lambert     Ea – Fo
Dr Tallini        Fo – He
Dr Titcomb    He – Ke
Dr Walter       Ke – Oa
Dr Williams  Oa – Z

Please ask at your next visit who your allocated GP is currently.

Dr Vaezi is moving with her family to take up a post in Australia and we wish here well in her new venture.