Welcome to Parkside Practice
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
We are currently experiencing enormous pressure on our triage and appointment system. If you need advice, please visit the 'When Should I Worry' website, NHS Choices or 'patient.co.uk'. Alternatively you can ask your pharmacist for advice or call 111
We conduct clinical research at the practice to help improve the NHS. Please click on the link below for further details.
Hepatitis B vaccinations for babies born after 1st August 2017 ( posted on 27th July 2017)
New Vaccine for all babies born after 1st August 2017
Babies born from the 1 August 2017 will be offered the new “hexavalent” jab at the age of 8 ,12 and 16 weeks. All babies born in the UK will receive the hepatitis B jab as part of their routine immunisations in an effort to drive down viral infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by a virus that is spread through blood and bodily fluids. In many adults, the infection does n...ot cause obvious symptoms and typically clears up in a few months without treatment. But in children the virus can linger for years and cause serious liver damage.
The hepatitis B vaccine is to be added to the 5-in-1 jab that is already given to babies across the UK to protect them from diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and bacterial infections known as Hib, or haemophilus influenzae type b.
The move brings the UK in line with other countries that began to offer the Hep B jab after the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended that babies should be immunised against the virus. This vaccine has been used safely in Europe for many years and Britain is one of the last European countries to offer it to all newborns.
People with hepatitis B infection may not be aware they are infected as the infection mostly has no symptoms. As adults are the majority of infected individuals, vaccinating children will protect them in childhood from potential exposure to infected household or family members. Vaccinating infants will essentially reduce the risk of infection and will provide longer-term protection against future exposure risks.
Learning Disabilities ( posted on 27th July 2017)
We have become the first practice in Eastleigh to be accredited as a 'Learning Disabilities Friendly Practice'.
With the help of West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, we have embedded Learning Disability-friendly criteria within the practice. Patients with learning disabilities experience poorer physical and mental health so we are proud to be ensuring local people with a learning disability get access to the best primary healthcare services possible.
We also offer a full healthcheck and support to all carers of any patients with learning disabilities. If you are a carer and would like to know more, please contact us.
Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women ( Posted on 5th June 2017)
We are offering pregnant women a vaccine to help protect your newborn baby from whooping cough. The vaccine schedule for babies starts at 8 weeks old and the vaccine will provide some protection to them from the time of their birth until they start their vaccinations.
Whooping cough can be a serious illness for newborn babies and most require hospital treatment.
The best time to have your vaccination is between 16-32 weeks of pregnancy but you can receive the vaccine up until the 38th week of pregnancy.
If you would like to be vaccinated, please contact the surgery to book your appointment.
Meningitis W ( date posted: 26th May 2017)
There has been a confirmed case of Meningitis W in our local area. We offer a vaccine at our surgery for any patients aged 18-25 years old to protect against Meningitis strains A C W any Y. We can give you this vaccine up until your 25th birthday but not after.
if you would like to be vaccinated, please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.
CQC Report from 2016
Parkside Practice CQC Report
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It is estimated that there are approximately 2000 people in the Eastleigh area that are aged 65 years or older that have undiagnosed Atrial Fibrillation ( an irregular heartbeat). This condition can give no symptoms and left undiagnosed, this can sometimes cause heart problems.
If you are aged 65 years or older and do not have a diagnosis of Atrial Fibrillation, our Healthcare Assistant will be happy to check your pulse if you make an appointment with her. These results will then be passed to the GP who can then decide if your results are normal or if any further action is needed.
(Site updated 13/04/2018)