Welcome To Winchester’s Private GP
Our doctors remain available for in-person consultation during normal opening hours.
From 19 July 2021, social distancing limits were removed across the country and the wearing of a face covering in public or crowded places will be a personal choice. However, to ensure the safety of our patients and staff we will continue to ask everyone to wear a face covering when attending for an appointment unless medically exempt. Our hand sanitiser points will remain in place and all other COVID-19 related precautions will remain unchanged at present. Thank you for your co-operation.
We are a UKAS ISO 15189 accredited provider of COVID-19 PCR testing, including for travel/ Fit to Fly/ UK arrivals screening requirements, listed on the UK government website. Our flat fee is £125 per individual, including certification.
For all pre-departure travel and general screening COVID-19 PCR test enquiries, please call reception on 01962 828715 within office hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and circumstances including date required, and informing us of your destination’s screening requirements, if relevant. Please note that it is your responsibility to inform us of the specific requirements for the Fit to Fly Certificate of your destination country, as these frequently change. We provide same or next day reporting/ certification on a weekday morning COVID-19 PCR test sample. Where specified turnaround times are required, these can usually be accommodated; however, please discuss your particular requirements prior to booking.
We are also able to provide Statements of Recovery from COVID-19 in the context of infection within the last 90 days, where this is a requirement for travel (£85) – please email email@example.com with your details, PCR result and isolation dates.
Please find more information relating to all aspects of private COVID PCR tests offered by The Walcote Practice and our booking facility for unvaccinated Day 2 UK arrivals screening here.
To determine evidence of previous exposure, we also provide the high sensitivity Attomarker SARS-CoV-2 quadruple antibody test (£125). Developed by the University of Exeter, this test distinguishes between vaccine induced immunity and antibody response from natural infection, as well as providing a quantitative assessment of current COVID-19 immunity. The most comprehensive immune profile is provided – antibody results for four different SARS-CoV-2 proteins: Spike, Omicron Spike (with mutations), Receptor Binding Domain (RBD) and Nucleocapsid. C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration is also included, to assess levels of active inflammation.
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: Due to the need to maintain a safe environment, we are unable to provide COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 testing for symptomatic individuals, other than remotely for our registered/ Healthplan patients. In these circumstances, please contact 119 or the online NHS testing service.
For information on how we process your data, please read our Fair Processing Notice.
You are advised to stay at home (isolate) and arrange COVID-19 testing if you have:
- A new continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- High temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- A loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, call your doctor at The Walcote Practice or use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service. If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.
Whilst you are in isolation, The Walcote Practice is able to provide video/telephone consultations should you have further questions or concerns about possible coronavirus infection or regarding any other aspect of your health.
Welcome to The Walcote Practice, an award winning private GP in the heart of Winchester, Hampshire. We offer rapid access to affordable private GP services which are tailored to your individual needs. We look forward to providing you with excellent medical care from a private doctor in a comfortable setting. The Walcote Practice is also well located for residents of Southampton, Romsey, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Andover, Basingstoke, Alton and Portsmouth.
The Walcote Promise
- Appointments within two working days with a private GP, often same day, including home visits.
- Appointments last for as long as you require – you will have time to properly tell us about your concerns and we will have time to really assist.
- Varied appointment times both within and outside of standard working hours to meet your individual needs.
- Efficient appointment bookings.
- Excellent continuity of care with a private doctor who knows you.
- A host of important medical services in addition to all standard services offered by your NHS GP.
- Quick access to diagnostic tests, scans and health screening.
- Rapid referrals to leading hospital consultants and health professionals (eg dieticians, physiotherapists) when needed.
Our patient–centred approach means we have carefully designed The Walcote Practice with your particular healthcare needs and your convenience as our priorities. Everyone deserves to enjoy optimal health, and we have a strong focus on wellness and preventative health, in addition to management of illnesses, to keep you feeling at your best. Our private doctors seek to empower you in your healthcare and we will make every effort to assist you in reaching your desired health outcomes. Our experienced GPs look forward to working together with you to have you feeling as well and healthy as possible, as soon as possible.
Your Private GP: Responsive, Bespoke Services
You are able to use the services of a private doctor at The Walcote Practice in Winchester, Hampshire, in the way which best suits you. We offer:
- Standard appointments in person, by video or by telephone as and when you require, OR
- Annual Healthplan subscriptions, available to both individuals and families, which offer multiple benefits.
You can use also our Private GP service in Winchester, Hampshire, to supplement that of your NHS GP, meaning that you can choose who you would prefer to see at any given time or for any particular medical condition. The Walcote Practice is registered with and regulated by the Care Quality Commission.