Your Denmead Practice is open!
We encourage you to get in touch if you have any health concerns. We have a new way of working, so if you need to discuss your concerns with a doctor, please book an appointment via the NHS App, use the eConsult service below, or telephone the practice.
Full details of our new way of working can be found in the attached document:
Our New Way Of Working
The link below will take you to a document which offers a range of useful information and contacts. These provide help and support in relation to COVID-19 and your broader health needs during these times.
COVID-19 - Patient Support - 1 August 2020
Flu vaccinations 2020
Plans are underway for the 2020 flu clinics but please do not telephone yet!
Following the Government's recent announcement the NHS flu programme this year will also include patients aged 50 and over. We are in the process of planning safe and efficient clinics to vaccinate all eligible patients. In accordance with Government guidance, priority will be given to shielding and at risk patients with the age qualifying groups after. As yet, we have not been given a delivery date for the vaccines but as soon as this information becomes available we will make a further announcement. Please keep an eye on our website for this.
Ear irrigation (ear syringing) is no longer available
From March 2020, due to COVID-19, Ear irrigation (ear syringing) will no longer be available.
Ear syringing is no longer considered to be the first line treatment for the clearing of ear wax and it is not a funded service within the NHS for General Practice.
For further information and advice, see the attached document:
Ear Wax information
Hayfever - we no longer routinely prescribe hayfever medicines
In accordance with Government guidelines, we no longer routinely prescribe hayfever medicines. Learn more via this link:
Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing
Clinicians will generally no longer prescribe for medicines which can be obtained over the counter. See the leaflet at the following link for more information:
Unfortunately we do not have sufficient supplies to be able to issue face masks to patients attending the surgery for an appointment.
We have enough for the GPs and Nurses to wear, which will protect you from us; however, you will need to wear a face mask, bandana or scarf if you are asked to attend the surgery.
** The DISPENSARY opening hours have changed to 9-12.30pm 14.30 - 18.00 All prescription enquiries can only be dealt with during these times. We would ask that payments are made by CARD only
Welcome to The Denmead Practice Online
There has been a Doctor's surgery in Denmead since 1932. Before the Second World War the Doctors lived in Hambledon and had a branch surgery in Denmead - in fact the branch surgery was one of the cottages next to the present Health Centre.
The first Denmead surgery was in Dr Horn's house, it then moved to Ashling Park Road prior to the current Health Centre, which was built on the old village pond in 1974.
Denmead surgery as it is now, is a semi-rural Dispensing Practice with the branch surgery at Hambledon. The practice operates from Health Authority premises and incorporates on-site community services.
The Practice covers an area of 80 square miles and has a list size of just over 9,600 patients. The workload is covered by a combination of male and female partners plus a supportive Practice team.
Our Primary Health Care Team offers comprehensive care for all our patients in Denmead and surroundings villages.
We try to maintain good continuity of care by offering a professional service by your own doctor. We have a range of in-house services and a network of Community staff who can be called upon by your doctor for specialist care.
As a Practice we participate in research studies from time to time through the Primary Care Research Network.
(Site updated 04/08/2020)