Please continue to be patient
We continue to experience team shortages due to COVID and other seasonal sickness bugs. We are sorry that this might mean that we have to cancel some routine appointments.
If a member of our team calls to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please be understanding and remember that it is not their fault.
Covid Vaccination Queries
For all the most up to date information please refer to Dorset HealthCare :: COVID-19 vaccinations - spring 2022 booster dose.
If you have any queries about the Covid vaccination programme in Dorset you can also contact the Dorset HealthCare team on 07779 264351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To change or cancel a booking made on the National Booking System you need to call 119 or visit the Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Children's Covid Vaccinations
Vaccination of 5-15 year olds against COVD19 is now being offered nationwide. This is not compulsory, it is entirely up to the child's parents, but the NHS has been advised to offer it by the JCVI (joint committee on vaccination and immunisation).
We will not be able to advise individual families on the pros and cons of this vaccination. However, there is lots of information available on how the JCVI reached their recommendation on the gov.uk website.
We are not able to deliver or arrange child Covid vaccinations at the surgery, details of how they can be arranged are on the NHS website
Your appointment can be either face-to-face or on the phone, depending on what you need
It may take you a few minutes to read this but we hope this will help to explain how to get the most from your appointment.
Please note - do not book a normal appointment with a GP or nurse to get your flu jab, these are arranged separately.
Patients should be aware that we record all incoming and outgoing telephone calls to and from the practice for training, compliance, fact finding, quality assurance and medicolegal reasons.
Face Covering Update - June 2022
Following updated guidance from NHS England, the wearing of face coverings is no longer mandatory in this Practice
We would still encourage their use and advise any patients with severe respiratory conditions to continue to wear them
We would like to thank our patients for their adherence to this precaution over the last 2 years and their patience as we have gradually eased these measures
NEW AND UPDATES
News and Updates
Changes to Healthcare Provision in our Area
There are some changes being introduced from 1st July as to how healthcare is delivered both nationally and locally. For further information about these changes and the 'Integrated Care System' please follow the links below
video explaining the ICS nationally: https://youtu.be/blapgFKXv0I
Our Dorset ICS video explaining the changes from a local perspective: https://youtu.be/DDXspIyxzVE