Welcome To Winchester’s Private GP
Update Regarding Appointment Availability
Wednesday 27th October 2021 – The Walcote Practice is able to accept appointment bookings from currently registered and Healthplan patients for all primary healthcare matters. However, due to exceptionally high clinical demand, The Walcote Practice is currently only to able to accept bookings from new/unregistered patients for the following:
- COVID-19 Screening
- Ear syringing
- Medicals eg visas/ occupational
- Minor Surgery/ Joint/ Soft tissue injections
Due to the need to prioritise existing patient healthcare, we are currently unable to accommodate new/unregistered patients for other appointment bookings or Healthplan registrations. Please refer to the website for updates as we aim to resume full availability as soon as possible. Should you wish to join the waiting list for Healthplan registration, please send expressions of interest to email@example.com
Coronavirus/COVID-19: latest information, testing and advice
Our doctors remain available for in-person consultation over this period.
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 related precautions will remain unchanged at present. Thank you for your co-operation.
We are a UKAS ISO 15189 accredited provider of COVID-19 testing, listed on the UK government website. Please find our booking facility for Day 2&8 and Test to Release UK arrivals screening here.
For pre-departure and general screening 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 next day reporting/ certification on a weekday morning SARS-CoV-2 RT PCR sample (£165 inclusive per individual). Where specified turnaround times are required, these can usually be accommodated; however, please discuss your particular requirements prior to booking.
To determine evidence of previous exposure, we also provide the high sensitivity PHE endorsed Siemens SARS-CoV-2 IgG/IgM/IgA total antibody test (£125).
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.