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Welcome to Ringwood Medical Centre

We hope that you find this website helpful and informative.  This website is designed to inform you of the service we currently offer and the Staff and Clinicians who are here to help you with your medical needs.

Ringwood Medical Centre is dedicated to providing a high quality of service in a caring environment. Our building offers easy access for disabled patients and we are Dementia and Learning Disability Friendly.

We form part of the of the West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group which covers a wide area of the New Forest.

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AND BOOSTERS

We are currently administering COVID-19 Boosters at Fordingbridge Hospital. We are working through the eligible cohorts and inviting patients based on when their 2nd vaccinations were carried out.
 
Please rest assured that you will receive an invite from us, but this will likely be after your invite letter or text from the NHS System. To avoid delay & ensure you are protected as soon as possible, we recommend that you book the earliest available appointment, either with us or the national system.
 
Many thanks,
Ringwood Medical Practice & The Avon Valley Primary Care Network

FLU CLINICS 2021

 

UPDATE 11/11/2021

We are holding one more Saturday Flu Clinic, on Saturday 04th December. This will be for patients aged 18-64 with an at risk condition, and all patients aged 50-64. We will be contacting as many patients as possible, from the 50-64 age group, either by SMS or mail.

We only have a limited stock left, so this will be on a first-come first-served basis. However, once we have filled the clinic, we will hold your name on a waiting list and if the demand is high enough, we may be able to order in a further supply and hold another clinic.

Thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

 

Thank you to all the patients who have come along to our Flu Clinics this year. They have been another huge success and we are grateful for everyone understanding and maintaining the safety measures we have had in place.

A huge thank you to our PPG (Patient Participation Group) for their continued help and enthusiasm this year, helping the clinics run smoothly with a smile.

 


 

We will be holding our Flu Clinics over the next few months, these are available to book now for any patients aged 65 & OVER and all our patients aged 18-64 with an At-Risk Condition (*please see below).

Saturday morning appointments will available on the following dates, running from 08:00-12:00. We will be opening appointments for our 2-3 year olds to recieve their Fluenz vaccinations, these will run throughout the week.

We are holding one more Saturday Flu Clinic, on Saturday 04th December. This will be for patients aged 18-64 with an at risk condition, and all patients aged 50-64.

 

  • 18th September: 
    • Flu Clinic: 18-64 at risk patients and 65+.
    • Fluenz Clinic: 2-3 year olds only.
  • 25th September:
    • Flu Clinic: 18-64 at risk patients and 65+.
    • Fluenz Clinic: 2-3 year olds only.
  • 02nd October: 
    • Flu Clinic: 18-64 at risk patients and 65+.
  • 09th October: 
    • Flu Clinic: 18-64 at risk patients and 65+.
  • 16th October:
    • Flu Clinic: 18-64 at risk patients and 65+.
  • 06th November:
    • Flu Clinic: 18-64 at risk patients and 65+.

 

 

Please do not hesitate to book into any of these clinics if you wish to have your vaccination. All appointments are available to book online via your SystmOnline account; either accessed online, via the SystmOne app on your smartphone, via the NHS app, or by telephone. We will be sending reminders to patients over the coming weeks.

 

We encourage all our patients to sign up for SystmOnline to enable easier access to appointment booking, prescription requesting and viewing your record. This is also required if you wish to take full advantage of all the features of the NHS app. If you do not have a SystmOnline account, please complete the form, found by CLICKING HERE, and return it to us. We will then be in contact via email with your login credentials.

 

*An At-Risk Condition includes:

  • A diagnosis of:
    • Cancer, currently undergoing chemotherapy
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Chronic Heart Disease
    • Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Chronic Liver Disease
    • Chronic Neurological
    • Chronic Respiratory Disease (Asthma or COPD)
    • Diabetes
  • If you are Pregnant
  • If you have a Learning Disability
  • If you have suffered a Stroke.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

  When you attend for you flu vaccination is important that all patients follow our guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.

  • Please attend at your appointment time, no earlier or later.
  • Wear a face mask.
  • Wear loose clothing or short sleeves. Please remove any extra layers you may be wearing while you queue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

We look forward to seeing you.

A MESSAGE FOR OUR PATIENTS

In order to help our patients during this time we can offer the following advice when it comes to staying in contact with us. Any queries regarding medical conditions that require clinical contact or intervention must come through the correct channels so they can be dealt with appropriately and in a timely manner: 

 

*If you wish to submit photographs for your GP to view ahead of time and then contact you please use our eConsult system, found below. Only submit photographs via email if your GP has requested that you do so for clinical reasons or, to help with your consultation.  Include your Name and Date of Birth and the name of the GP who requested them.

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As you will know, the COVID vaccination programme is underway and some of our patients have already been able to receive the jab at Fordingbridge Hospital. Our staff have been proud to be part of a huge local effort to protect so many people, so quickly.
 
Please be reassured that we will be in touch with you when it is your turn. We know many of you are keen to be vaccinated as soon as possible, but we must ask everyone to be patient - we are not holding reserve stocks of the vaccine and so cannot simply add in extra appointments. Calling or messaging the Practice will not get you an appointment more quickly, but it will take our Staff away from their other work.
 
The Government has said that the vaccination process will be a marathon, not a sprint. It will take time to protect everybody, but we will be in touch with you all as soon as we possibly can.
 
While you wait for you invitation please remember to do the basics to keep yourselves safe:
  • Wash your hands.
  • Cover your face.
  • Make space.

 

Andy Hallowell

Practice Manager

Please note the eConsult service is not monitored outside our normal surgery opening hours.

 

Any eConsult request you submit outside of our normal surgery opening hours will not be read by a doctor until we open the next working day. For example, if you submit your request on a Friday afternoon, this may not be actioned until the following Monday.

 

 

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem when your GP practice is closed. Dial 111 on any phone for advice, or visit the NHS 111 website - 111.nhs.uk.

 

Remember to call 999 at any time in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill, or injured, and their life is at risk.

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