If you require a chaperone to attend your appointment, please let the reception team know when booking.
Introducing Online Appointments!
The Beggarwood Surgery is now offering our patients the choice of booking routine GP appointments online.
Please note that you will need to register for this service via the links from this website.
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the electronic booking system to cancel your appointment.
Complaints, comments and suggestions
We will always be willling to hear if there is any way you think that we can improve our service. Please find details n the right hand side of this website.
All non attendances are carefully recorded.
We often hear from patients that they aren’t able to get an appointment when it suits them. But the lack of appointments is very closely linked to patients who fail to turn up.
Throughout January 2018 117 Doctors appointments and 77 Nurse appointments were missed across both Beggarwood and Rooksdown sites.
We understand that sometimes people have to cancel appointments, but we’re just asking that people let us know. If they do cancel, even at short notice, we are nearly always able to fill that appointment.
Please contact the surgery to get the results of any test that you have had done between 2.00pm and 5pm.
Routine blood, urine and swab results usually take around 3-5 working days to be processed and reported. If you need a test done please ensure your appoinment is before 3pm, otherwise your sample will not be collected until the following day.
The results for X-rays and ultrasounds take 7 days and cervical smears take 8-10 weeks.
Your contact details
Can we contact you in an emergency? We may to contact you urgently pending the results of blood tests or investigations. You may need to be admitted as an emergency to hospital.
Please help us to help you by always notifiying us of your change of address, telephone or mobile number. If you haven't got a phone contact, a contact number of a friend, neighbour or relative would be helpful.
Off on your holidays?
Please could you help us to help you by checking you have enough medications before you go away? We do require 48 hours to process a prescription.
Your views are important to us
If you or a family member has recently visited our surgery, practice, why not share your experiences on the NHS choices website:
Sex - worth talking about
Talking about sex doesn’t have to be as difficult as you think. Whether it’s knowing about your contraceptive choices, explaining STIs, coping with emotions or understanding your body, you'll find straightforward information and advice to make it easier to discuss everything to do with sexual health, right here.
We would like to introduce a Patient Participation Group here at the practice. Would you like to have a say about the services we provide here at The Beggarwood Surgery?
If you are interested in joining the group, please ask at the reception for a contact form, or alternatively, print off a copy here: PPG Form
Please note that we need to ensure that our contact list is representative of our local community and therefore is represented by as many different ethnic backgrounds and age groups as possible. If you do not hear from us in due course then your application request has been unsuccessful.
Fruit and vegetables can help keep your body fitter, healthier and happier. Find out more about the benefits of eating 5 A DAY.
For advice on healthier eating choices, plus ideas and recipes:
Not sure about portion sizes? www.lovefoodhatewaste.com For advice on menu planning, portions, shopping and saving money.
Hampshire stop smoking service
This is a FREE service provided by professional stop smoking advisers who are committed to helping you quit. Quit4Life advisers have wide experience of helping people to quit smoking and understand the difficulties as well as the support required to be successful. It is the power of our positive attitude that drives our success, and smokers who attend our quit smoking sessions are FOUR times more likely to kick the habit.
Quit4life stop smoking sessions are friendly, non-judgmental and very informal. There is a wide range of flexible support, at times and locations to suit everyone.
An 8 week supply of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is provided for the cost of one prescription (if you pay it)
For more information and tips on stopping smoking visit the Quit4life website on: www.quit4life.nhs.uk
Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.
Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all types of mental health problem. Diseases such as alzheimer's and dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people.
Bupa - Alzheimer's DiseaseAn information sheet helping to understand more about Alzheimer's Disease
Bupa - DepressionAn information sheet helping to understand more about the causes, treatment and understanding of depression
Alzheimer’s SocietyComprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Mental Health FoundationFounded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live
Most people find it difficult to lose weight. So, what's the answer? Our Doctor Church has written a comprehensive article on proven ways to lose weight and become healthier. Click on here: Healthy eating tips
Walking has been shown to be extremely beneficial to health and is one of the easiest types of exercise people can do. And it's cheap: in fact it costs precisely nothing! Compare that with the cost of gym membership. If you would like to walk with others and make new friends there is a free 'Walking the way to Health' local group that meets every Thursday at 11:00am from the walled garden at Down Grange, Basingstoke. The group also arrange evening walks during the summer.
For more information:www.basingstokehealthwalks.org
If you would like something more energetic (and the opportunity to make new running friends), why not try a free organised 5k run? This event is held every Saturday morning in The War Memorial Park, Basingstoke. For more information, and to register: www.parkrun.com
It is always a wise precaution to pack some essential items in case of illnesss on holiday.Do choose medicines according to your needs and the country you are visiting.If you take prescription medicines regularly remember to pack then too.HOLIDAY KIT
Masta Travel clinics
The Beggarwood Surgery no longer offers routine free NHS travel inoculations as part of our service. However, Masta Travel Clinic hold a private clinic here on the following days:
Tuesday 12 noon to 5pm
Wednesday 9am to 2pm
Thursday 12 noon to 5pm
Friday 9am to 12 noon
Masta Travel Clinic offer travel vaccines and anti-malarias, plus up-to date travel health advice tailored to your travel specifications.
Ideally it is best to seek advice from your travel health advisor 6-8 weeks before travel, as some vaccinations require a course of 2 or 3 doses over 1 month. However, for those with less time, a visit to the clinic is still worthwhile.
For a appointment please telephone 01256 396490
Prices available upon request or from the website www.masta.com
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