Welcome to Rowlands Castle Surgery
Farewell Dr Harrison
We are sad to announce that Dr Harrison will be retiring at the end of September after more than 30 years looking after his patients at Rowlands Castle Surgery.
We would like to invite his patients for coffee/tea and cake at Saint John's Church between 2pm and 4pm on Thursday 27th September. Please pop in and say goodbye.
We all wish him a long and happy retirement. We will certainly miss him. There is a book in reception so please ask at reception if you would like to leave a farewell message. It will be a lovely keepsake for him.
All his patients will be transferred to Dr Hayes as their named GP but of course you can continue to see any doctor at the surgery. Dr Sam White will be joining us at the beginning of October.
Flu Season is here - This season we have been asked to give different vaccinations to patients under and over 65 years old. This is a result of clinical trials testing the impact of each vaccine in different age groups. This is a service we provide every year so please support the surgery by having your flu vaccination with us. Please call the surgery to make an appointment. Our first Saturday clinic is the 16th September but you will need to make an appointment.
The surgery will be closed from 1 pm on Tuesday 16th October for a training afternoon organised by our Clinical Commissioning Group. If you need to see a GP urgently that afternoon please ring 111.
The doctor will see you in the surgery by appointment. This helps to reduce the time you have to wait. Your co-operation is essential to make the system work.
Appointments can be made at the surgery or by telephoning the 023 9241 2846.
You can also book your appointment via the internet. To use this facility you need to:
- Visit the practice to obtain a PIN No. & ACCESS ID
- Log on via the link at the top of this page
Making evening and weekend appointments – giving you more choice
GP practices in this area are making it easier for you to make appointments at times which suit you.
From October, 2017 all practices in south east Hampshire, and Fareham and Gosport – including ours – will take part in a new scheme to allow you to make appointments from 8am to 8pm on week days, from 8am to 4.30pm on Saturdays, and on Sunday mornings.
This extends the normal opening hours for surgeries, which until now have usually run until 6.30pm on weekday evenings.
If you do need to see someone, we will be able to offer you an appointment at your local ‘hub’ location – they are located at Petersfield Community Hospital, Waterlooville Health Centre, Havant Health Centre, Fareham Community Hospital and Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
There, you will be seen by a locally-based healthcare professional – the service is led by GPs but also includes other staff such as nurses, or healthcare assistants. The staff can – with your consent – access your medical records, ensuring a high quality service.
Please note: the new extended opening hours is not a walk-in service – you need to make an appointment.
You can make an appointment by talking to our surgery staff and booking a slot in the normal way, or – if we are closed and you think you need to see someone more urgently – you can call NHS 111 to ask to make an appointment.
For more information, talk to our staff, or see our Question and Answer document.
General Practice Extended Access Information
Is an appointment necessary?
“Phone in consultations” -Telephone no: 023 9241 2309
If you have a problem which you feel may be managed by medical advice from your doctor please ring 023 9241 2309 between 08:00 – 08:20 Monday to Friday.
The surgery tries to see patients on the day of their choice. You can book appointments in the future but we are currently making many appointments available on the day. The doctors try to keep to time, but some patients’ problems inevitably take more time than others. For this system to work effectively it is important that patients should also consider either a telephone consultation or seeing the nurse for minor ailments.
Interpretation and Translation Service
The practice has access to the above service if a patient is deaf or does not speak English and cannot be accompanied by a relative who could translate for them. Ask at reception before making the appointment.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.