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May Cancer Awareness

This month is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and we are raising awareness of the risks ofskin cancer and ways you can help to reduce your risk.86% of cases of melanoma are preventable yet increasing numbers of people are beingdiagnosed with this type of skin cancer. There are now more than 16,000 new cases eachyear in

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Upcoming Bank Holiday

Monday 6th May is a bank holiday. As such there will not be any appointments available on this date. Please remember that you can call or visit NHS 111 online, see a pharmacist or if it is a medical emergency, call 999 when we are closed.

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GP Vacancy

GP Partner/Salaried GP- 4 to 5 sessions per week We are replacing a retiring Partner in October 2024.  We are a dynamic and forward-thinking team. We moved to a new purpose-built Health Centre in December 2022 in the grounds of Andover War Memorial Hospital. We are well situated in the growing town of Andover in

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April Cancer Awareness

April is both Bowel Cancer and Testicular Cancer Awareness Month BOWEL CANCER Bowel Cancer the fourth most common cancer in the UK. Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with the disease, that’s nearly 43,000 people each year. What is Bowel cancer? Bowel cancer means cancer that starts in the large bowel (colon) and the back

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Happy Ramadan!

Fasting throughout Ramadan can be a challenge but even more so if you have diabetes. For information and advice on fasting safely please follow the link: Diabetes and Ramadan | Fasting | Diabetes UK

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Think pharmacy first

Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns, and now community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP.

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Chasing Prescriptions

Many of our incoming telephone calls each day relate to patients chasing up their prescription or asking if it is ready to collect from the Pharmacy. Once the prescription is signed by our team, we have no knowledge about how long it will take the chemist to dispense it for you, this is down to

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March Cancer Awareness

March is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month Facts/Figures:*Statistics Sources: Cancer Data (which includes information from the National Disease Registration Service)and Cancer Research UKAcross Wessex, approximately 350 women are diagnosed with Ovarian cancer each year (CancerData 2020)There are around 7,500 new ovarian cancer cases in the UK every year, that’s 21 every day (2016-2018 CRUK).Incidence rates for

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Be a part of the Patient Participation Group

Would you be interested in helping develop services at Andover Health Centre Medical Practice? Are you keen to offer ideas and help your GP to improve services? We are looking for patients to join our Patient Participation Group (PPG) to help us innovate, improve and better ways to support our patients. Please email [email protected] by

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Maternity Cover GP Vacancy

We are looking for a GP to cover a Partner’s maternity leave starting the end of May 2024 for 6 months. We are a friendly and enthusiastic team of 11 Partners and 1 Salaried GP with regular coffee meetings and a supportive environment. We are a training and research practice with 3 GP trainers and

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Document visibility Online

Information about software issue that prevents documents from being visible to patients.  We understand that some of our patients may have encountered difficulties viewing certain documents (e.g. letters from the hospital) due to a software problem. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. We are pleased to inform you that this issue

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NHS winter flu and covid vaccine

The adult covid and flu vaccination programmes had been due to start in October to maximise protection over the winter months, but now those most at risk including adult care home residents will be vaccinated from 11 September.

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MMR and Measles

Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Having the MMR vaccine is the best way to prevent it.

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Better Health: Every Mind Matters

Looking after your mental health. There are little things we can all do to help look after our mental health. Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more.

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Help us help you — Just think 111 first

When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online. NHS 111 is free and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You answer questions about your symptoms on the website, or by speaking to a fully trained adviser on the phone.

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COVID-19 Spring Vaccination Programme

In February, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised a spring dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as a precaution to those at extremely high risk, most of whom received their first booster around 6 months ago.

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