It is important to the team at Hanham Health that we meet the needs of all our patients. We appreciate that if you work shifts, commute or rely on others for childcare for example you may need to see a doctor outside of our normal working hours. We therefore offer appointments from 7.30am on a Thursday morning and after 6.30pm on various evenings. We will also be holding some Saturday morning surgeries throughout the year and will publish the dates of these as soon as they are finalised. All appointments can be booked in the usual way (i.e. through our reception team or online) and we just ask that they are used by the people they are intended for.
Following patient feedback we are pleased to announce that routine doctors appointments can now be made up to 4 weeks in advance. This is an improvement on our previous system which allowed a maximum of 2 weeks.
Same day appointments will be made available for urgent medical reasons only that cannot wait until the next available routine appointment. You only need to call the surgery on the same day as you want an appointment if it is an emergency.
We have recently appointed 2 new Doctors. Dr Katherine Dixon and Dr Will Laird will be joining the team working within the Practice as well as covering the 2 local prisons that we serve. Our nursing team has also grown and we are welcoming Sally Plummer, Claire Farmer, Gina Dix, Gill Laidlow and Sue White.
We are also pleased to welcome Jeff Green as our new Executive Manager following the departure of Cath McCarthy who had been the Managing Partner for over 15 years.
We also announce the retirement of Kay Moulder. Kay has been a member of the reception team based at Oldland for 22 years. She will be missed. We thank her for all her hard work and dedication over the years.
From Thursday 30th June 2011, we were no longer be able to accept cheques as a method of payment for those services and prescriptions that carry a charge. The number of cheques we receive has fallen to a level at which it is no longer cost efficient for us to process them. Payment can be made at both surgeries using cash, debit or credit card.
If you currently pay by cheque and would like to discuss the other methods mentioned above, we will be happy to assist.
Every Tuesday 5:30pm - 6:10pm
Hanham Health hold the drop in clinic for all patients needing:
Repeat Pill Prescriptions
Advice / Testing for Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Free Condoms for under 20's
This is a completely confidential service and no appointment is needed