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Giffard Drive Surgery, 68 Giffard Drive, Cove, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 8QBTel: 01252 541282
If you think you may have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature, please stay at home for 7 days. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, visit the NHS111 online service. Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. For anything else, contact your GP surgery by phone or eConsult.
Please click here for further information https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
We have a very active Patient Group who support the Practice in various projects in-house and help to raise funds for equipment for the benefit of the patients.
Established over 20 years ago, they have supported the Practice purchasing nebulisers; a waiting room Blood Pressure monitor; waiting Room Display Screenscreen for the Surgery Waiting an 2 ECG machines and a Dermascope to name but a few.
The latest donation is a Bluetooth Spirometer for COPD patients..
Please sign up for our "Virtual Patient Group" if you would like to help us decide what services would best suit our patients - The form can be found on the page "sign u p form". Many thanks for helping us.
We are always happy to welcome new members, so if you are interested in supporting your Practice in any way, please feel free to come to one of the meetings. The date of the next meeting can be found on the Waiting Room information screen.
Meetings are usually in the evenings at 7.00 pm at the Surgery every two months, and we try and alternate the weekdays to give everyone a chance to attend. The meeting duration is normally around 90 minutes, depending on agenda content.
Details of the next meeting can be obtained from H Bellamy 01252 516380, who is the Chairman of the Patient Group or you can leave your number at Reception and we’ll contact you.
The meeting dates for 2020 are to be confirmed:
September 2020 tbc
November 2020 tbc
December 2020 (Christmas Raffle Draw Date tbc)
Dr Ian Stuart is retiring after 33 and a half years at Giffard Drive! Please see the attached letter for more information. Please check on our website for dates when Hilary and Michael will be available at the Surgery prior to Dr Stuart’s retirement.
You may find the following document useful:
A Patient Guide to GP Services
We are now also recruiting for a "Virtual Patient Group" to ask you to help us decide what services would best suit our patients - your feedback is very valuable. Please use the "sign up" tab above. Many thanks for helping us shape future services here and in the locality.
We want to know how we can improve our services to you and how you perceive our surgery and staff.
We've set up a virtual patient representation group so that you can have your say. We will email you a succinct survey twice a year, so it shouldn’t take too much of your time.
We'd like 100 people from all age groups backgrounds and ethnicities to join us to get a truly representative sample. patients with long term conditions are particularly welcome
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
Download the pdf version of our sign up form and email to email@example.com
Many Thanks for your participation.
The information you supply us will be used lawfully, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR. The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to know what information is held about you and sets out rules to make sure that this information is handled properly.
Practice Report July 2011
Practice Report March 2012
Survey Responses March 2012
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