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CQC says Brook Lane Surgery is inadequate.


A FAREHAM doctor’s surgery has been told that it has to improve after an inspection found numerous failings within its facilities.

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Have your say on Fareham and Gosport NHS services.


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Here's your chance to have your say on how our GP surgeries should operate in the future. As they are all already over-subscribed it may be an important 'so-called' survey, unfortunately it is yet another multi-choice quiz but no hint of a REAL consultation with those that it will affect.

Link to the survey site - It is open until 17:00 on 23-12-2016.


PLANS are under way to improve health care in Fareham and ensure it can cope in the future.


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One wonders how much difference it can make when one bears in mind the future growth of the population in Fareham

Quote from The News article: "A meeting was held last month for health professionals from across the sector to discuss ways of moving forward with care.

It comes as Gosport has been at the centre of pilots such as the same-day access service and GP practices partnering with NHS trusts such as Southern Health."

And with Southern Health under such close scrutiny for poor management will a more integrated association with it prove very benficial?


Fareham Borough GP surgeries


Surgery Map

Ref Practice Name Postcode Phone No. of Doctors No. of Patients Patient:Doctor Ratio Patient Rating %age
1 Highlands Medical Centre, Highlands Road PO15
01329 845777 7 16006 2287 80.3
2 Brook Lane Surgery, Brook Lane, Sarisbury Green SO31 7DQ 01329 280887 4 11834 2958 79.2
3 Westlands Medical Centre, Westlands Grove, Portchester PO16 9AE 01329 845777 8 10173 1272 93
4 Gudgeheath Lane Surgery, Gudgeheath Lane, PO15 6QA 01489 885637 6 8445 1408 80.3
5 Portchester Health Centre, West Street, Portchester PO16 9TU 01489 575191 6 9071 1511 85.6
6 The Stubbington Medical Practice, Park Lane, Stubbington PO14 2JP 01329 844220 9 13139 1459 68.0
7 Lockswood Surgery SO31 6DX 01489 576708 8 13337 1667 68.4
8 The Centre Practice, Osborn Road PO16 7ER 02392 377514 9 14525 1614 63.9
9 Jubilee Surgery, High Street, Titchfield PO14 4EH 0844 477 8642 4 9513 2378 62.3
10 The Whiteley Surgery, Yew Tree Drive, Whiteley PO15 7LB 01489 881982 5 13194 2639 61.5

Figures obtained from NHS Choices
Patient Rating refers to the number of patients that would recommend their GP surgery to friends and families.

Admittedly there are lies, downright lies and statistics and if you look into the figures, the sample size in a lot, if not most, cases is stupidly small as far as the patient rating is concerned, but none of the practices in Fareham manage to reach the "best" as far as the NHS is concerned and two are among the worst.

Doctors waiting room With in excess of 2000 patients to each doctor in Fareham, this seems to be typical of most parts of the country,  it makes one wonder where the new residents of the Welborne and Newlands (if it is built) will be able to find health care until the new surgeries are built and staffed. We are continually hearing of the crisis in staffing levels in the Health Care profession so surely these points need to be addressed far earlier in the process than just hoping that the service will make itself available.

It is all well and good for Mr Cameron to promise another 2000 GPs by 2020, but where are they are going to come from? According to this article from The Huffington Post, there is already a global shortfall of health workers of some 7.2M.

Interesting articles

A few interesting press articles but there are many more, just try a Google search on "GP Shortages".
The News icon Article from The News - 21-03-2016
Daily Mail icon Article from The Daily Mail - 15/10/2015
The Guardian icon Article from The Guardian - 19/06/2015
RCGP icon Article from the Royal College of General Practitioners - 08/02/2015
GP Onlineicon Article from GP Online - 22-12-2014
Pulse icon  Article from Pulse - 25-02-2015


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