swan medical group spring newsletter

Newsletter Spring 2024

March 22, 2024

Spring 2024 Newsletter


Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. This is our latest update following our Winter newsletter released in December. We hope you find this issue informative and valuable. If you have any questions about anything you read, please speak to a member of our team.

More information regarding the surgery can be found at: www.swanmedicalgroup.co.uk

In This Issue:

  • Welcoming our new GP
  • Spring Boosters
  • Health Promotion Event
  • PPG Recruitment
  • Communication Preferences
  • March Cancer Awareness
  • Easter Opening Hours
  • Liphook Clothing Bank

Say Hello to our new GP: Dr Oliver Ruscombe-King

We are delighted to welcome Dr Oliver RuscombeKing to the SMG team who will be based at the Swan Surgery site in Petersfield, he will be looking after the patients moved from Dr Fiona Jacklin’s list, please read on to learn more about him:

“My family and I have recently relocated to the area from Oxfordshire and I have been warmly welcomed to the Swan by staff and patients alike. I have had the pleasure of meeting a number of patients already and look forward to meeting many more of you in the near future. I am now responsible for the patient list previously under Dr Jacklin at the Swan Surgery in Petersfield. My working days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday”


Spring Booster Campaign

We will be starting our Covid Spring Booster campaign in late April, with clinics on weekdays as well as Saturdays. Those eligible will be contacted by the surgery. The eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Patients aged over 75
  • Immunosuppressed patients
  • Patients aged 65 and above who reside in a care home.

Health Promotion Event

Organised by our Patient Participation Group

FREE TO ATTEND, 27th April 10.30am – 12.30pm.

We are running a free event on Saturday 27th April at the Liss Pavilion, Station Rd, Liss GU33 7AQ. The event will cover child and baby CPR as well as Minor Illness advice. 10.30am – 12.30pm.

We will be texting patients so they can book their free place online, if you do not have a smartphone and would like to book please call us on 01730 264011. Places are limited.

March Cancer Awareness

If you have any concerns about symptoms. Please contact our reception team to book an appointment

cancer awareness

Join the Team! The PPG Are Recruiting

The SMG Patient Participation Group are keen to recruit new members from those surgeries in the Swan Medical Group that are underrepresented, or not represented at all. We have lots of members from Swan Petersfield and so are keen to see more Liss and Liphook area patients join the group. Meetings are hybrid in nature so that members can attend in person or online. If you are interested, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Or you can email us hiowicb-hsi.swanmedicalgroup@nhs.net for more information see our website https://www.swanmedicalgroup.co.uk/surgery-information/patient-participation/

Communication Preferences

All patients are automatically opted in to receive emails, text messages and phone calls, however if you wish to not receive one of these forms of communication, you can opt out at any time by contacting the surgery. Please bear in mind, if you opt out of text messages, you will no longer receive appointment reminders or messages about events such as our flu clinics.

Community Drop In Session

Every Thursday morning 9.30-12.30
At St Peters Church, Petersfield

24 The Square, Petersfield, GU32 3HS, No appointment necessary

Alternatively, please contact your surgery and ask for the Social Prescribing Team. We can offer face to face surgery or telephone appointments

Easter Opening Hours

Thursday 28th March: 08:00—18:30
Good Friday 29th March: Closed
Easter Monday 1st April: Closed
Tuesday 2nd April: 08:00—18:30

Liphook Clothing Bank

Liphook Clothing Bank aims to help the families in our area and surrounding villages with donated clothes, baby bundles and sometimes presents for children. Families who need a little or a lot of support can contact the charity through their Facebook page or by TEXTING only 07743306243

GP Working Days

The Swan Surgery

Dr C. Bush Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Dr L. Carter Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Dr G. Cunliffe Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Dr. W Driver Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Dr F. Jacklin Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Dr T. James-Cattell Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Dr R. Kershaw Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Dr F. Mitford Tuesday, Thursday
Dr S. Longstaff Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Dr. B. Lewis-Jones Monday & Wednesday
Dr M St. John Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

Liphook Village Surgery

Dr S. Boulter Monday & Wednesday
Dr S. Buckley Monday & Tuesday
Dr A. Holden Thursday & Friday
Dr E. McEvoy Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Dr E. Sylvester Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Dr A. Sood Tuesday & Thursday
Dr. C. McCreadie Tuesday & Thursday
Liphook Station Road Surgery
Dr N. Higham Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
Dr M. Papadakos Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
Dr K. Parker Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Liss Surgery

(These GPs also have sessions at our Liphook Station Road site)
Dr. S. Holden Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Dr. A. Lalonde Monday
D I. Moore Friday AM
Dr T. Price Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Dr. S. Taylor Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday