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The Denmead Practice – Update regarding Dr Saville

We would like to inform you that Dr Saville has made the difficult decision to retire at the end of March.

After joining the Practice in 2017, Dr Saville has been an integral part of the practice – supporting us through Covid and some very difficult times, and subsequently taking on the role of Senior Partner early last year. 

We will be very sorry to lose him as a Partner, but he will be coming back to help us with locum cover in the coming months, so you will continue to see him around the practice.

Following on from this, we are however very pleased that Dr Cordelia Evelyn-Edwards will be joining us as a Salaried GP in April. Dr Evelyn-Edwards will be familiar to many patients as she has been a regular locum here over the past few years (she was actually one of Dr Saville’s trainees before she qualified!)

There will be a few other changes within the team meaning that not all of Dr Saville’s patients will be transferred across to Dr Evelyn-Edwards, we will endeavour to let all those patients affected by the change know as soon as possible who their registered GP will be.

A book will be available in the waiting room for patients who wish to write a message for Dr Saville. Whilst we know he will be missed by many, please can we respectfully ask that patients do not book appointments to see him to wish him well – it is important that we use these slots appropriately and ensure patients who have health concerns are seen in them.

We appreciate that for some patients this will be their second or third change of Doctor in a relatively short time, and we apologise for this – we wish our doctors didn’t have to retire! 

We would like to inform you that Dr Saville has made the difficult decision to retire at the end of March.

After joining the Practice in 2017, Dr Saville has been an integral part of the practice – supporting us through Covid and some very difficult times, and subsequently taking on the role of Senior Partner early last year. 

We will be very sorry to lose him as a Partner, but he will be coming back to help us with locum cover in the coming months, so you will continue to see him around the practice.

Following on from this, we are however very pleased that Dr Cordelia Evelyn-Edwards will be joining us as a Salaried GP in April. Dr Evelyn-Edwards will be familiar to many patients as she has been a regular locum here over the past few years (she was actually one of Dr Saville’s trainees before she qualified!)

There will be a few other changes within the team meaning that not all of Dr Saville’s patients will be transferred across to Dr Evelyn-Edwards, we will endeavour to let all those patients affected by the change know as soon as possible who their registered GP will be.

A book will be available in the waiting room for patients who wish to write a message for Dr Saville. Whilst we know he will be missed by many, please can we respectfully ask that patients do not book appointments to see him to wish him well – it is important that we use these slots appropriately and ensure patients who have health concerns are seen in them.

We appreciate that for some patients this will be their second or third change of Doctor in a relatively short time, and we apologise for this – we wish our doctors didn’t have to retire! 

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Important Update - Rowans Living Well Services (LWS)
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Think Measles
25 Jan, 2024
3 Nov, 2023
Antibiotic resistance

Take Care, Not Antibiotics.

Antibiotics are no longer routinely used to treat infections.

This is because:

  • many infections are caused by viruses, so antibiotics are not effective
  • antibiotics are often unlikely to speed up the healing process and can cause side effects
  • the more antibiotics are used to treat trivial conditions, the more likely they are to become ineffective for treating more serious conditions

Both the NHS and health organisations across the world are trying to reduce the use of antibiotics, especially for health problems that are not serious.

Take Care, Not Antibiotics.

Antibiotics are no longer routinely used to treat infections.

This is because:

  • many infections are caused by viruses, so antibiotics are not effective
  • antibiotics are often unlikely to speed up the healing process and can cause side effects
  • the more antibiotics are used to treat trivial conditions, the more likely they are to become ineffective for treating more serious conditions

Both the NHS and health organisations across the world are trying to reduce the use of antibiotics, especially for health problems that are not serious.

Important Update: Changes to Patient Transport Booking Access

Effective From 1st November : Practices will no longer have access to book patient transport - the patient / relative or carers can access the booking portal and will be required to book their own non-urgent transport.

Please click here for further information.

Effective From 1st November : Practices will no longer have access to book patient transport - the patient / relative or carers can access the booking portal and will be required to book their own non-urgent transport.

Please click here for further information.

1 Nov, 2023
18 Aug, 2023
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NHS App: A More Secure and Reliable Way to Receive Messages from Your Surgery

Please click the link below to download the NHS App.

NHS App | www.nhs.uk

Please click the link below to download the NHS App.

NHS App | www.nhs.uk

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID helpline

Our Hampshire-wide vaccine helpline can help you to: 

  • Find your nearest COVID-19 vaccination site including the latest walk-in clinics
  • Book an appointment to get vaccinated
  • Access information on the vaccine in a range of languages including Polish, Punjabi, Chinese, Ukrainian and Arabic, as well as alternative formats such as Braille or Easy Read.

Contact: 0300 561 0018 

Open hours:

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday 
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at weekends 

Our Hampshire-wide vaccine helpline can help you to: 

  • Find your nearest COVID-19 vaccination site including the latest walk-in clinics
  • Book an appointment to get vaccinated
  • Access information on the vaccine in a range of languages including Polish, Punjabi, Chinese, Ukrainian and Arabic, as well as alternative formats such as Braille or Easy Read.

Contact: 0300 561 0018 

Open hours:

  • 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday 
  • 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at weekends 
26 Oct, 2023
20 Oct, 2022
Practice Training Dates and Closures

Throughout the year the practice provides both medical and administration staff, training to improve their skills and knowledge base. All Practice Staff are required to attend these training days.

During this time the surgery will be closed 12:30 onwards.

Prior to each training session we will advise patients of the dates with information posters around the surgery and a telephone message to advise patients what to do on the day. When the surgery is shut for training telephone cover is provided by East Berkshire OOHs service for Emergencies.  

BASE - Protected learning time dates - Surgery closed at 12:30.

See our Opening Hours page for details.

Throughout the year the practice provides both medical and administration staff, training to improve their skills and knowledge base. All Practice Staff are required to attend these training days.

During this time the surgery will be closed 12:30 onwards.

Prior to each training session we will advise patients of the dates with information posters around the surgery and a telephone message to advise patients what to do on the day. When the surgery is shut for training telephone cover is provided by East Berkshire OOHs service for Emergencies.  

BASE - Protected learning time dates - Surgery closed at 12:30.

See our Opening Hours page for details.

The Denmead Voluntary Care Group

The Denmead Voluntary Care Group 

The DVCG exists to help and support the patients of the Denmead Health Centre, including those from Hambledon and the surrounding area. 

It is appreciated that being in the countryside, public transport links to the area’s hospitals and treatment centres are extremely limited. 

The Health Centre Reception can provide you with a telephone number to contact one of our coordinators to assist with your transport needs. 

A volunteer driver can collect you from your home and take you to your appointment, assist you in getting you to the right department, wait for you, and to take you home on completion. 

All we ask for is a contribution towards costs. 

We also have a minibus which does various trips to village functions, shopping centres and day trip outings. 

While sadly it is not equipped to accommodate wheelchair users, if you can climb the steps into the minibus it will open up many opportunities to getting out and about in our area. 

See the Practice Noticeboard for details.

The Denmead Voluntary Care Group 

The DVCG exists to help and support the patients of the Denmead Health Centre, including those from Hambledon and the surrounding area. 

It is appreciated that being in the countryside, public transport links to the area’s hospitals and treatment centres are extremely limited. 

The Health Centre Reception can provide you with a telephone number to contact one of our coordinators to assist with your transport needs. 

A volunteer driver can collect you from your home and take you to your appointment, assist you in getting you to the right department, wait for you, and to take you home on completion. 

All we ask for is a contribution towards costs. 

We also have a minibus which does various trips to village functions, shopping centres and day trip outings. 

While sadly it is not equipped to accommodate wheelchair users, if you can climb the steps into the minibus it will open up many opportunities to getting out and about in our area. 

See the Practice Noticeboard for details.

20 Jun, 2023
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