NHS England has advised General Practitioners that patients should purchase over the counter medication for hayfever/rhinitis.
This advice includes all patients aged 16 and over who are currently receiving free prescriptions, pre-paid or are medically exempt from paying prescription charges.
Giffard Drive Surgery GPs will be following this advice as from May 2018.
Welcome to Giffard Drive Surgery Website
We pride ourselves on giving a caring service to our patients whatever their age, culture or creed.
The Partnership consists of six experienced doctors who offer child health surveillance, maternity services, contraception and family planning and minor surgery. They are currently supported by three further doctors, including a GP registrar; two practice nurses; two Health Care Assistants; two phlebotomists; a practice manager; an office manager; a team of dedicated receptionists and administrators; and an attached staff of health visitors, district nurses; midwives and a Carers' Support Worker, as well as two physiotherapists and an orthopaedic practitioner. The Surgery also has access to a dietitian, psychologist, counsellor and community psychiatric nurses.
Under the new contract you will be registered with the Practice but the Partners will continue to run a personal list which means you will normally see the same doctor. This, we believe, gives better continuity of care.
We are always looking to improve our services so please let us know what you think using the feedback form on our contact page. We hope that with your help and co-operation we will be able to make this website an effective place for all your online needs.
The Practice also benefits from an active Patient Group which is involved in fund-raising in order to assist in the purchase of equipment for the surgery as well as meeting regularly with the Partners and other staff in order to represent the patients in discussions over evolving systems and procedures affecting the NHS in general and Giffard Drive Surgery in particular, including through representation on the Area Patients Group which covers North East Hampshire and Farnham. Please go to our Patient Group page for more information.
You can eConsult with your own GP/Admin Team at your own convenience and they will get back to you within the next working day.
The next time you come in to Giffard Drive Surgery please ask a member of the Reception Team for more information.
You may find the following document useful:
A Patient Guide to GP Services
Receptionists Asking Questions When You Call to Make an Appointment
Your GP has instructed the Receptionist to ask you a number of questions when you request an appointment. We are developing a multi-skilled team to work alongside our existing team of Doctors, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants which includes two Primary Care Practitioners (Paramedic trained) and a Musculoskeletal Practitioner.
The Receptionist will use the information you provide to safely direct you to the most appropriate clinician. Please be assured that all of our staff are bound by the same confidentiality policy as the Doctor.
Patient Access – a easy way to order your prescriptions online
What is Patient Access?
With Patient Access, you can view, book and cancel appointments at your local GP surgery from home, work or on the move — wherever you can connect to the internet. What is more, because Patient Access is a 24 hour online service you can do this in your own time, day or night.
Plus, Patient Access is not just for booking GP appointments, you can also:
- Order repeat prescriptions.
- Change your address details.
- View part of your medical records
In order to access this service, you will need to provide photo ID at reception at Giffard Drive Surgery.
How do I register?
When you request to use Patient Access, we will provide you with an access code after you have shown us your photo ID. Once you have the access code, you can register using the Patient Access icon below.
Is my information secure?
All information that is sent to your surgery via Patient Access is secure. Your personal details are encrypted and protected using the highest standard internet security, so it cannot be intercepted. Only you and your GP surgery are able to see this information.
If you have any questions, please ask at Reception. Click below for a direct link to the website.
(Site updated 25/06/2019)