Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Friday, 21 February 2014

Data Sharing opt out forms.

Following our recent email a couple of weeks ago and the press and media coverage about data sharing, several patients have been asking to be "opted out" of data sharing.

It is extremely important the proper opt out forms are used and so we have added them to our data sharing page on the website for ease of access.

They can be found here

Monday, 3 February 2014

Confused about NHS Data sharing?

This week at home I received, along with a host of other junk mail, a leaflet from the NHS entitled "Better information means better care". As a GP, and one with a special interest in medical information technology, I was aware this was coming. However, when it arrived its fair to say that I was disappointed in its "junk mail" format and that it only seems to confuse the issue of electronic sharing of information yet further.
So far, over the last year, we as patients have received letters about the Hampshire Health Record, the Summary Care Record, and now this Care.Data information.

In order to try to clarify NHS Data Sharing for our patients, I have written a page on our website providing a summary of these data sharing systems, with links to more detailed explanations. I hope this will help you understand the systems better. The web page can viewed here:

Dr Sherwin

Sunday, 19 January 2014

New Computers - Warning of possible disruption!

As you all know by now, computers are an absolutely essential part of General Practice. This week many of our older machines are going to be replaced. This means there will inevitably be some disruption to our service. Please bear with us while we go through this essential process. 
We will be affected the week beginning 20th January and the disruption will last about 1 week.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Important Changes at the Surgery for 2014

Firstly we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New from all the staff at the surgery.

This past year has been a particularly tough and busy one for everyone at the surgery, and the pressures on the practice have become more and more noticeable. None more so than the pressure for appointments. It is for this reason we have written a letter to our patients to explain some important changes that will coming in the new year.

We hope you will take a few precious moments to take a look at the letter which is available on line by CLICKING HERE, and will also be available in the surgery waiting rooms.

Seasons Greetings

From all at Waterfront & Solent Surgery

Diarrhoea & Vomiting Bug - A message from Southamptom Hospital

Southampton A&E is still seeing a large number of people turning up with D&V.  They are managing to slowly re-open wards closed by Norovirus but need to keep the infection away.

If you have diarrhoea and vomiting, possibly with flu like symptoms, stay at home, drink plenty of fluids and take paracetamol. It should pass in 48 hours but if not, or if you have any concerns, call the surgery or 111. Please do not go to A&E, stay at home and don’t risk infecting others!

You can find helpful advice sheets on our practice website here

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas Opening Hours
Tuesday 24th Dec: 8am - 6.30pm
Christmas Day: CLOSED
Boxing Day: CLOSED
Friday 27th Dec: 8am - 6.30pm

New Years Eve: 8am - 6.30pm
New Years Day: CLOSED