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GP Surgeries Open over the Bank Holiday
Attached at the link is a list of GP Surgeries that will be open over the Bank Holiday weekend for any patient needing to see a doctor. Please note that appointments are all book on day only. GP Surgeries open over the Aug Bank Holiday
There is currently a measles outbreak in South West England and we are taking steps to minimise the risks to our patients.
The signs of measles are as follows:
- Fever followed by a cough, runny nose and sometime conjunctivitis.
- Spots which usually appear during the first stage of the illness.
- A rash which starts on day 3-4 initially in the hair line which then spreads to the face, trunk and limbs.
- The fever persists once the rash has disappeared.
If you have a rash and feel very unwell - DON'T come to the surgery, walk-in centre or the local A&E departments. CALL AHEAD, that way if you do have measles, you won't pass it on to others and we can give you advice on what to do.
Attached is a leaflet giving details of the MMR vaccine for children. MMR Vaccine Leaflet
A warm welcome from our staff to the Practice Website
May we take this opportunity to welcome you to our practice. We are very proud of the services we provide and hope we are able to fully support the health needs of you and your family. We are continually looking to develop our services and welcome any comment you may wish to make. We have a long established history in the area.
We practice quality family and personal medicine. We constantly monitor the quality of community and hospital care provided by your local hospitals to provide you with the best medical care. We co-operate with the Care Quality Commission, Dorset Clinicial Commissioning Group and NHS England to advance Primary Care and our long-established patients will have observed the many improvements in the service we offer.
The intention of this website is to make you aware of the services we provide, to help you use them as efficiently as possible, and to offer advice for common complaints. Please read the sections on repeat prescriptions and house calls. Our staff will be happy to answer questions or provide you with further information that you may require.
All patients at this practice are allocated a named GP (this is your registered GP). All new patients will be informed of her named GP within 21 days of joining the Practice. You are still able/welcome to book appointments with the GP of your choice but your registered GP is responsible for your overall care. Should you wish to know who this is please ask the receptionist.
Please be aware that in order to maintain our standards, all incoming and outgoing calls will be recorded but no recorded data will leave the Surgery.
See our new column 'Local Events to improve your Health' in which we will put details of events that organisations are putting on to give advice on improving health.
Elaine Tham - Nurse Practitioner
We are very pleased that our Senior Practice Nurse, Elaine Tham, has started seeing patients as a Nurse Practitioner. Many of you will know that Elaine passed her Nurse Practitioner Post Registration Diploma last autumn and is fully qualified to treat and prescribe for patients with the following ailments:
Sore throat / Ear problems / Colds & Flu / Sinusitis / Allergic rhinitis & Hayfever / Cough / COPD & Acute Asthma / Eyes & Skin / Rashes / Ezcema / Nappy Rash / Fungal Infections / Cold Sores / Shingles / Boils / Warts & Varrucae / Infected Wounds and Cellulitis / Ingrown Toenails / Head Lice / Insect Bites / Sunburn / Women's Health / Sexual Health Advice / Contraception Advice & prescriptions / Urinary Tract Infections / Vaginal Candidiasis / Abnormal Discharge / Threadworms.
Please ask our reception team for an appointment with Elaine if you have any of the above conditions as you may be able to get an appointment with her more quickly than with a GP.
Elaine will still be working as a Practice Nurse and doing her normal nursing duties when not undertaken her Nurse Practitioner role.
The Electronic Prescribing Service
The Village Surgery uses the Electronic Prescription Service. This service should make collecting repeat prescriptions easier and more convenient for you as this service gives you the option to ‘nominate’ the pharmacy you choose to get your regular medication or appliances from. Your GP will then send your prescription electronically to them directly and your medication will be ready for you to collect in about two working days. This will therefore save you a trip to the surgery just to collect a prescription form.
Further details are available in the information sheet below. If you decide you would like to use this service, please print off and complete a 'Pharmacy Nomination Form' shown below and bring it to reception with some photographic ID as soon as possible so we can up date your details.
EPS Pharmacy Nomination Form
EPS Information Sheet
Patients who intend to travel abroad are required to phone through the surgery to find out exactly which travel vaccinations they require in advance of their appointment. Find out more >>>
Update your Contact Details
You can update your contact details securely online. Click here to update your details
Feedback from patients is always welcome and a useful way for us to see how we're doing, what you don't particularly like and what improvements we can make.
Friends & Family Test. Patients are always able to give us feedback via the Friends & Family Test which is a very brief questionnaire with the first question being 'How Likely are you to recommend our GP Practice to friends and family if they need similar care?'. This will then be followed up by set responses - 'Extremely likely, Likely, Neither Likely or Unlikely, Unlikely, Extremely Unlikely or Don't Know'. After that, thre is a follow up question giving patients the opportunity to write the reason why they gave that response if they want to. All responses will be anonymous.
The Friends & Family Test is available on this website in the column to the right, via our IPad in the waiting room and as a paper version from the reception team. You may also find that you receive a text message asking for your opinion.
Each month, we will collect all the responses and publicise them for our patients to review. We believe this test is more relevant than our annual patient survey as we can collect feedback from our patients throughout the year and not just get a snapshot of your opinion of us from one month.
Patient Survey. We will also be running a Patient Survey during the summer months in order to get our patients' views on specific topics. WATCH THIS SPACE!!!
On Line Service - SystmOnline
We are very pleased to announce that our internet service called ’SystmOnline’ has been very popular with our patients. It is a very easy to use website which enables you to:
View existing appointments
Book a 10 minute doctor's appointment over the next four weeks.
Cancel an appointment.
View your medication.
Request repeat medication.
Change your contact details.
View your Summary Care Record
Review your detailed recorded medical record.
The Summary Care Record details the allergies and sensitivities, acute medications issued in the last 12 months and current and past repeat medications. Please see our 'Latest News' section for further details and how you can register for this service.
Summary Care Record
To view your summary care record online Click Here
We are changing the system for ordering repeat prescriptions. Learn More...
Review your detailed recorded medical record
You now have the facility to review your detailed recorded medical record. However, requests for this service must be assessed by your usual GP to ensure that there is nothing in your record that your GP considers may be harmful to your wellbeing. This may take up to 10 working days.
Important changes to our online system.
Due to changes made by our clinical provider, System One, you made find it different how you access SystmOne On line. Please read the document below for instructions of how things have changed.
(Site updated 26/08/2016)