No Questions Asked Bag

During the Easter Holidays, the Church of the Good Shepherd will be providing ‘No Questions Asked Bags’, containing food essential items available for local families and individuals who turn up to collect them.

FOR FREE – no questions asked. Time: 10:00am – 12noon

Where: Church of the Good Shepherd, Sand Hill, GU14 8ER

When: Tuesday 6th to Friday 9th, and Monday 12th to Friday 16th April 2021 (excludes Bank Holidays and weekends).

This is a pilot project, and if it is well received and attended, we can explore similar outreach during the May half term and summer holidays.

The Larder will continue to deliver Food Parcels via referral on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons (07501 202546).

For more information, please contact Abbie Edwards, Pioneer Community Worker.
Email: community@goodshepherdchurch.org.uk
Phone: 07845175158

The Number 9 Bus Now Stops at Farnborough Centre for Health

Local Cllr Rod Cooper of Hampshire County Council has been instrumental in getting the funding for this route change and pushing it through the Hampshire County Council (HCC) approvals process.

We hope that this route change helps all the patients who use the Health Centre and who need to use a bus service.

HCC expect that as the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted that demand for public transport will increase and the frequency of services will be increased accordingly.
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Changes to how we carry out your Long-Term Condition(s) Annual Review

Over the last year we have been making changes to the way we invite you for your annual review for any long term conditions you may have.

We will be inviting you during the month of your birth and will ask you to complete a pre-questionnaire for all your long term conditions via our website.
We will ask you to book a blood test if appropriate for your condition.

Invitations will be sent via our messaging system (MJOG) as a text or email. If you have the MJOG smart phone app you will receive a notification through this app. You will only be able to download the invitation via text if you have a smart phone. If you do not have an internet ready device, please let us know and we will send you your questionnaire in the post.

Once you have completed your questionnaire and had any necessary blood tests, your questionnaire will be reviewed by a clinician and you will be informed of the outcome.

If you have any questions or are not able to complete the questionnaire online, please telephone the surgery and ask to speak to one of the admin recall team.

To enable our clinicians to carry out your long term condition review we must have the relevant blood test results and a completed questionnaire.

We thank you for your continued co-operation.

The NHS is here for you

As you will have heard from the national announcements, early signs suggest the success of the vaccination programme is contributing to reducing numbers of patients in hospital with coronavirus. Due to effective social distancing, handwashing and the wearing of face masks, we are also seeing reports of community transmission of the virus reducing. This is very good news, but we must remain vigilant and continue to follow the national guidance.

Our GP surgery remains open and while you can still contact us by phone, we would encourage you to use other contact methods on this website to tell us more about your condition. This keeps the phone lines free for those who do not have internet access and who need to speak to us.

Initial consultations continue to be conducted over the phone or online, which enables us to assess patients for potential coronavirus. People will be invited to face-to-face appointments as necessary.

We are doing what we can to keep our patients and staff safe in this current climate. It is really important for us that our patients continue to look after their own health at home. We would like to remind patients with long term conditions, those with a health concern that is not going away, or symptoms that may be worrying you, to please get in touch.

Please follow our guidance on where to go when feeling unwell, especially for minor illnesses or conditions that can be dealt with by your local pharmacist. If you need advice over and above what your pharmacy can provide, you can use NHS 111 online NHS 111 online or call NHS111 if you do not have access to the internet.

Please remember, our staff have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times, so if you need to contact the practice please remember that any abuse of our staff will not be tolerated.

Thank you for supporting your general practice surgery at this time.

Where to go when you’re feeling unwell