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 four experienced doctors who offer child health surveillance, maternity services, contraception and family planning and minor surgery. They are supported by five further doctors, including a GP registrar; three practice nurses; two Health Care Assistants two phlebotomists; a practice manager; an office manager; a team of dedicated receptionists and an attached staff of health visitors, district nurses; midwives and a Carers' Support Worker, as well as two physiotherapists. 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.
You can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through our patient information leaflets as well as keep up to date with all the latest practice news and developments.
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 may find the following document useful:
A Patient Guide to GP Services
Dementia Friendly Practice Award
Giffard Drive Surgery is one of the first surgeries in Farnborough to receive ‘Dementia Friendly Practice’ award from Dementia Friendly Hampshire and the Wessex Academic Health Science Network
Giffard Drive Surgery has been accredited as a ‘Dementia Friendly Practice’ by Dementia Friendly Hampshire and the Wessex Academic Health Science Network, through their Dementia Friendly Practice Award scheme known as iSpace, and recognised by the Alzheimer’s Society. Practice staff have worked hard to make dementia-friendly changes. These include:
- Making double appointments available for people with dementia
- Delivering ‘Dementia Friends’ and specialised dementia training sessions for all staff
- Appointing a carers’ ambassador to signpost carers to support services that can help them
- Installing new dementia-friendly signage and artwork
The award was presented by Jane Ward of Dementia Friendly Hampshire on 9 February 2017.
Our Patient Group has worked with us on this project and we are all thrilled to receive this award. We would also like to thank all the patients and carers who gave up their time to work with us on this initiative.
(Site updated 16/03/2017)