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Acupuncture Happy Hours in December

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Sahar Hooti, experienced acupuncture specialist from AcuCare Clinic Harley Street, is holding acupuncture happy hours this December.*

If you’ve been thinking about getting acupuncture but haven’t got around to it, this could be the perfect opportunity, 20 minute treatments are available for just £20 (£22.15 including booking fee).

Booking is essential. The dates in December are:

*These sessions are not intended to treat any specific condition but are intended as an introduction to acupuncture.

Read more about acupuncture with Sahar Hooti.

Patient Open Morning

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Saturday 27 July 2019
10am – 12pm
Cowplain Family Practice

As a result of the Queenswood Surgery building finally closing on Thursday 1 August 2019, all the GPs, clinical and administrative staff will be relocating permanently to the main Cowplain site at 26 – 30 London Road, Cowplain. We hope that this move to the purpose-built site will be of long-term benefit to both patients and staff and will allow help us to continue to build a more resilient service to meet the increasing demands on primary care.

Staff and members of our Patient Participation Group will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have. We hope that you will be able to join us.

Opening Morning Flyer 2019


An insight into Counselling

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

One of the Best Practice South counselling team has made a video about why clients should consider counselling to support any life challenges or troubling times they are experiencing.

Find out more about counselling services at Best Practice South


Ladies Night…a great success!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Thank you for making our Ladies Night event a great success

To all the lovely ladies who came along to our Ladies Evening at Best Practice in Cowplain we would like to say a big thank you for joining us at the event and for all the wonderful comments everyone made about the evening.

A successful evening was had by all. Everyone mingled and was able to meet with Consultants and therapists who hold clinics at Best Practice. The free consultations were found to be very helpful, putting a lot of Ladies minds at rest, whilst they enjoyed a glass of pink fizz and cupcakes.

“I am writing to say how much I enjoyed meeting everyone, and being shown around Best Practice.  It was a very pleasant evening, and felt very homely to me to be surrounded by people in the medical profession, in so many specialties.”

Angela Sanders, Portchester, Fareham

Ladies Night in April!

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Come along to our Ladies evening and meet our expert Consultants and Therapists who specialise in Women’s Health and Wellbeing. Relax over a glass of pink fizz and take the opportunity to discuss health issues in a haven of tranquillity at our Best Practice premises. We can also find a range of treatment options for you and a personalised solution for all those ailments, caused by stressful lives, that women of today can often experience.

Click on image below to enlarge.

LADIES NIGHT at Best Practice, Cowplain

PHARMACY Open til late

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Cowplain Pharmacy situated on the ground floor of The Cowplain Centre in Waterlooville, is a 24 hour community pharmacy and healthcare provider which is the only pharmacy open for 24 hours in Hampshire. Along with extended and late night opening hours, Cowplain Pharmacy offer a range of services to our patients and customers, all with the aim of achieving high levels of patient and customer care in a professional, caring environment.

The pharmacist at Cowplain Pharmacy can answer your questions, give you advice, support and treatment, and may just save you a trip to the doctor or hospital. The pharmacy offers a variety of pharmaceutical services to meet the healthcare needs of the local community.

The pharmacy service at The Cowplain Centre includes:

  • Dispensing NHS and Private Prescriptions, at very comparative rates
  • Free Collection/Delivery of Repeat Prescriptions
  • Flu Vaccinations (NHS and Private vaccinations)
  • Sourcing Specialist Drug (oral or injectable)
  • Medication Usage Review
  • Stocking palliative care medication
  • Emergency Medicine Supplies
  • Health Checks or Screening
  • Stop Smoking Service
  • Free Emergency Hormonal Contraception
  • Treatment for Common or Minor Ailments
  • Travel and Holiday Health Advice
  • Stoma and Incontinence Support/Supplies
  • Full Dressing and Surgical appliances supply
  • Return your Unwanted Medicines / Drugs
  • Free blood pressure and diabetes testing all carried out in the comfort of a private
    consultation room

Ultrasound Baby Scanning

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Best Practice are pleased to announce our ultrasound baby scanning service for early pregnancy.

Ultrasound scans use sound waves to build a picture of your baby in the womb, with the high-frequency sound beamed through your abdomen into the womb. The sound is reflected back and creates a picture, which is shown on a TV screen. It is safe for the baby and you, so can be carried out at any stage in the pregnancy, and is completely pain free.

The baby scans carried out at Best Practice are for viability (a dating scan), which will confirm a pregnancy and establish an estimated due date, as follows:

  • The baby scan will be carried out by our Consultant Gynaecologist
  • Baby scanning up to 12 weeks (not establishing the sex of the baby)
  • Cost is £100 inclusive
  • No referral necessary
  • A baby scan photo is included (not 3D or 4D).


Pain Relief Treatment

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

DUROLANE is a single injection treatment to relieve the pain of knee or hip Osteoarthritis. If you suffer with osteoarthritis pain in the knee, or hip, and the pain is not controlled by simple pain killers and lifestyle modification DUROLANE may be right for you.

Art on display at Best Practice

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Portsmouth Art Society

Rita Judd, the chairman of Portsmouth Art Society (PAS), was approached by Julieanne Page, the Operations Manager of Heathspace South to see whether the society would be interested in supplying some paintings for the premises. PAS came to see the venue and were delighted, as it provided a wonderful space to exhibit artwork; being new, spacious; and with plenty of wall space – plus recent surveys confirm artwork is extremely therapeutic in a healthcare environment!

PAS approached 12 of their members, whose art they felt would both complement, and be appropriate, for the venue, all 12 were delighted and all of them said they would be happy to support the venue and provide paintings. The artists involved were also happy to support Best Practice chosen charity and 10% of all sales are being donated to The Rowan’s Hospice, who have already received a donation as three paintings have been sold since the venue opened.  As a joint venue, it has enabled Best Practice to have a display of artwork for visitors to see whilst in the general waiting areas and consulting rooms, and the individual artists have a unique opportunity to display and sell their work.

Best Practice is open for anyone wishing to come and view these paintings at any time during opening hours. Contact 023 9226 7000 and see the map page for directions >

PAS also have their annual major exhibition at Portsmouth Cathedral starting on Sunday 29th July running to Friday 10th August. Entry is free and features over 600 paintings, by over 90 artists. The Private View Is Sat 28th July 6-7:30pm – PAS would be delighted to see you!

George Hollingbery MP attends our successful open day

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

An open day was held on Saturday 21 April 2012 for Best Practice, a new state of the art private healthcare facility in Waterlooville. The event, was attended by George Hollingbery MP, gave members of the local community the opportunity to tour the new building and meet some of the healthcare professionals and staff from the new facility, which is located at 1st floor, 26-30 London Road, Cowplain, Waterlooville.

George Hollingbery MP commented: “Best Practice is a fantastic asset for Cowplain and the surrounding area. Not only is there now a wonderful new Doctors’ surgery but a whole raft of other facilities.  In due course this will mean fewer trips to QA for clients as more routine procedures are done at Healhspace South.  On top of all that there will be an NHS dentist and community facilities. This really is the medical facility of the future and my heartfelt congratulations go out to all the team who have put it together.”

Best Practice, which officially opened on 6th February 2012, will provide the local community of Waterlooville and the surrounding area with an accessible, high quality range of integrated private and NHS healthcare services under one roof. These will include: x-ray facilities, NHS dental practice, physiotherapy, chiropractor, rapid access sports injury clinic (run by orthopaedic surgeons), and alternative therapies including hypno-banding and microdermabrasion, as well as many specialised consultant-led clinics covering all aspects of health. These services will be offered to patients in a clean, comfortable and relaxing environment. Car parking is available and the facility is served by excellent local transport links.

The realisation of this important new private health facility is thanks to the close working relationship between two entrepreneurial GPs, Dr. Tim Wright and Dr. Michael Johns of Cowplain Family Practice with Steve Minion, Director of Ashley House plc, a national organisation which offers health and social care property solutions across the UK.

Julieanne Page, operational manager comments: “the new medical facility will provide a fantastic opportunity for GPs, consultants, patients and staff to come together in the development of a combined approach to local private and NHS health issues in stylish and modern surroundings.”

(Please note: From 2018 we no longer offer x-rays)

For further information or to discuss your healthcare requirements please contact us on 023 9226 7000 or email

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