Surrey Heath Community Providers

GP Federation in Surrey Heath Ash Vale

Welcome to Surrey Heath Community Providers Ltd

Surrey Heath Community Providers is owned by the 7 GP Practices within Surrey Heath & Ash Vale and was created to enhance the delivery of health services to our local population, providing primary care for Surrey and surrounding areas. We hope you take your time to browse our website where you will find lots of useful information about the practices within Surrey Heath and Ash Vale and the services we offer.

GPs volunteer for new front-line roles in so-called “hot clinics” to tackle the coronavirus outbreak. (Illustration by Andy Stonehouse)

GPs from across Surrey Heath have established a ‘hot site’ at Heatherside Surgery in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Hot hubs will be used exclusively for suspected or confirmed cases of coronavirus whom doctors have decided need further attention following an initial telephone consultation. Hot Hubs will be used for patients with respiratory signs and symptoms and fevers, who need to be seen by a GP, when Coronavirus is a potential diagnosis. We also will see patients here with proven Coronavirus who require further medical attention after discharge. Patients with potential COVID should have contacted 111 online or by phone first.

GPs will then be able to carry out further tests either in their car or within the practice, including oxygen saturation, respiratory rate, pulse and temperature, to work out which patients need to be taken to hospital for ventilation and which should remain at home. The Hot Hub is not a COVID test centre, no swabbing for the virus is available at the hot Hub.

The response from the GPs has been amazing. Their commitment to staffing the ‘hot site’ at Heatherside Surgery in Camberley, supporting Surrey Heath residents and patients was overwhelming.

With thanks to Farnham Rugby Club for the loan of the Gazebo, and to Longacres Garden Centre for the provision of cones and other equipment.