We would like to inform you that due to a massive rise in our list size, we have had no alternative but to temporarily cap our practice population which means that we are no longer able to register any new patients. As soon as we are able, we will resume new registrations and will keep our website updated. We do apologise for having to take this measure.
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.
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.
Bitterne Surgery participates in the Southampton GP federation's extended access scheme. This offers a 7 day per week 8-8pm service.
Target is a scheme that brings out city's GPs, Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants together every two months to learn new skills, hear about new treatments and share good practice.
It means that the surgery will need to close for one afternoon every two months but we will ensure that medical care will be available when you need it.
The surgery will therefore be closed on the following afternoons but the Out of Hours Service (111) will cover:
By taking part in a half day Target session every couple of months, our GPs, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants can learn new skills which they can use back in the surgery, learn about new treatments and approaches to care and work more closely with the hospitals and other care providers to make your care work more effectively and share their thoughts and ideas with each to improve services.
Target stands for Time for Audit Research Governance Education and Training and all of these things are important in ensuring that surgery staff can do their jobs as effectively as possible. This programme has worked very effectively in other parts of Hampshire and the sessions are very well attended by surgery staff as they find it useful to set aside dedicated time to work with their colleagues from other practices.
(Site updated 13/04/2017)