HASLEMERE HEALTH CENTRE PHARMACY
A brand new100 hour pharmacy was opened by Senior Partner, Dr Mark Hurst, on Wednesday, 9th January 2013. We are delighted to be in partnership with Community Pharmacies (UK) Ltd to offer this new service to our patients and the lwider community. If you need to contact them the telephone/fax number is 01428 656143. The hours are:-
Monday to Saturday - 7.00am to 10.30pm and Sunday - 10.00am to 5.00pm
The services offered are:-
NHS Prescription dispensing
Help and advice with your medicines
Advice and treatment for minor ailments
NHS Repeat Dispensing
Medicine Use Reviews
New medicines advice service
Free prescription collection and delivery service
Travel and holiday advice
Please pick up a leaflet for the full range of services next time you are at the Health Centre or passing by.
Dr Chris Taylor has now retired after 32 years at the practice. He will be much missed by all at the practice and we wish him a long and happy retirement. We are pleased to annouce that Dr Alex Higham has joined the partnership from 1st June and has taken over the care of Dr Taylor's patients.
Pneumovax Are you 65 or over? The Dept of Health recommends that you have the pneumococcal vaccination which will protect you against pneumonia and other related infections. It can be given at any time of the year and most people only ever have one dose. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse. If you are coming in for a flu vaccination please ask for the pneumonia one at the same time.
Hospital Hoppa is a door to door bus service to the Royal Surrey for people in our area who have difficulty in getting to their appointments. Before you can use it you need to register with the service who will check your eligibility. You can ring on 01428 681701 to do this. We also have a limited number of forms and information leaflets at the Health Centre. There is a charge for using this service.
Acute Illness Clinics are now available at the Health Centre on Mondays and Wednesdays. They are run by Judith Perrett, who is a Nurse Practitioner. Judith can deal with problems such as rashes, conjunctivitis, eczema, sore throats, laryngitis, hay fever, ear infections, acute bad backs, headaches and abdominal pain.
Voice Connect is our automated telephone booking system. You can use the system to book your appointment automatically at any time, thereby avoiding the need to join the rush when the phones open at 8.30. The system uses your date of birth and phone number to uniquely identify you in the database and providing these agree an appointment can be made. If you usually ring the Fernhurst number (01428 651040) to make your appointments you can also take advantage of the new system by ringing one of the Haslemere numbers - 01483 783021, 783022, 783023 or 783024 and booking an appointment at Fernhurst.
Card Payments The Health Centre is able to take payments by credit and debit cards for the various private services we offer. We hope patients will find this helpful.
Stephanie Ashdown (nee Fisk) is our Practice Manager. She is available to speak to any patients on 01483 783040.