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Latest News

Dr. Jane Dempster's Retirement

Dr Jane Dempster has now taken retirement and her patient list has been transferred over to our five salaried GP's; Dr Clare O'Dowd, Dr Fiona Head, Dr Niloufer Ebrahim, Dr Cassie Snadden and Dr Alexandra Streeter de Diego.

Whilst patient's have been allocated a named doctor in line with NHS requirements, they are free to see the GP of their choice at either of our two sites. We would like to encourage patients to build a relationship with more than one doctor.

Flu clinics now available to book

If you are eligible for a free flu vaccine, we have now released this years' flu clinic appointments:

Adult Flu Clinics - 9am to 12.30pm at Farnham Centre for Health

22nd September

13th October

10th November

Child Flu Clinics - at both the Bourne and FCfH sites

18th October

1st November

12th November

People who should have a flu vaccine

The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to help protect them against catching flu and developing serious complications.

You should have the flu vaccine if you: 

  • are 65 years of age or over   
  • are pregnant 
  • have certain medical conditions 
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility 
  • receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill 

The vaccine is also available at the surgery for children who are aged 2 and 3 on August 31 2018 – that is, born between September 1 2014 and August 31 2016, and for children over the age of 6 months with a long-term health condition.

Have your say on Community Services

People who live within the North East Hampshire and Farnham area may receive care in a number of ways, including services within the community such as District Nursing, Podiatry Clinics or Specialist Nurses for conditions such as diabetes or respiratory conditions. These services are overseen by NHS North East Hampshire and Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). 

Approximately every five years the CCG reviews the services it commissions, particularly looking at patient/public experience, local health and care needs, how the population is changing and learning from other areas of service.  This information is then used to help plan for future service provision including the development of new specifications, and new measures to assess performance and quality.

To give your feedback on these services, please click on the following link and complete the questionnaire.

Community Services Questionnaire

Farnham Integrated Care Centre in the news!

Farnham Herald Article June 18th 2018

Information about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25th May 2018. For more information on the information our practice holds about you please click on the following link:

Privacy Notice May 2018

Patient Extended Access Appointments

Routine GP appointments available on Saturday mornings in Farnham and Sunday mornings at Frimley Park Hospital

Routine Practice Nurse and Healthcare Assistant appointments available

Monday-Friday evenings and Saturday mornings in Farnham

The five Farnham practices (Downing Street, Farnham Dene, The Ferns, Holly Tree and River Wey) continue to work together and will be offering routine appointments to their registered patients through NHS England’s new Patient Extended Access.

 Four of the five Farnham practices are already established in seeing patients for their same day appointments in the Farnham Integrated Care Centre. The Extended Access appointments will give patients from all five practices the opportunity to see a doctor, nurse or health care assistant for a routine appointment outside the core hours of their GP practice.

The appointment with the doctor, nurse or healthcare assistance is booked through the patient’s home practice reception team. However, the appointment will take place at the Farnham Integrated Care Centre based in Farnham Centre for Health.

Patients are also able to book a routine GP appointments on a Sunday morning through the patient’s home practice. These appointments will take place at Frimley Park Hospital,                Out-Patient 1

Farnham Integrated Care Centre

There has been a revolution in how thousands of people in Farnham access GP services with the launch of the Farnham Integrated Care Centre (ICC) - a brand new urgent care unit at the Farnham Centre for Health.

For more information on this exciting new service, please see the tab to the right of your screen labelled Farnham Integrated Care Centre.

Also, have your say on extended access to GP services by completing the following survey:

Fit for Work Occupational Health Referrals

We are pleased to announce the Fit for Work advice and assessment service, which helps people who are in work with health conditions, and those who are off sick.

Fit for work has 2 key elements:

  • Free, expert and impartial work-related health advice via a website and a telephone helpline that's available to all, including employers, employees and GP's.
  • Voluntary referral to an occupational health professional for employees who have been off sick, or who are likely to be off sick, for four weeks or more.

Speak to your GP about being referred for Fit for Work, or find out more by visiting

Fit for Work Data Extraction

For more information on the DWP's proposal for collecting anonymous patient fit note data - see following link:

Friends & Family Survey

Have you taken our friends and family survey?  Have your say on the service we provide, what we are getting right and what we could do better.  Complete the survey on the website under "Have your say" or complete a form at the surgery.

Patient Standard Health Checks

Patient standard health checks are now available for patients aged 40-74 who do not have a history of stroke, heart disease, kidney disease or diabetes.  Please see our further information section for more details.


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