Next PPG Meeting Wednesday 18th March, 2020, 7pm, The Bungalow, 131 Newtown Road, Verwood, BH31 6EH
Regular Locum GPs: Dr Sean Holroyd; Dr Kate Szymankiewicz
We are delighted to welcome back Dr Oksana Hayes (who left us at the end of January to take up a position nearer to home) working as a locum for 3 sessions a week; from February 2020.
Improving Access to General Practice Services
We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask. These appointments may be at a different site e.g. Poole General Hospital.
Dorset Care Record
What is the Dorset Care Record
The Dorset Care Record is a safe way to keep all of your health information in one place.
This means that it is easier and quicker for GP's, Nurses and Social Workers to give you the right care.
Soon you will be asked to choose who can see your records and for how long.
If you have not already been given a booklet, then please ask Reception for a copy. Further information is also available by clicking here.
Chicken Pox is about
Most cases of Chicken Pox are fairly mild and it is recognised practice to treat with paracetamol and plenty of fluids, anti-histamines and calamine cream/lotion.
Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs however are best avoided as there is an association with their use which can cause a rare complication of skin and soft tissue infections.
Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
From 1 April 2017, the Diabetic Eye Screening Service in Dorset will be administered by a new provider, Health Intelligence. All patients who use the Diabetic Eye Screening Service, will be contacted inviting them to attend their next screening appointment. If you use this service, you do not need to take any specific actions. Click here for more information. If you receive a letter of invite to attend a Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening appointment, the letter will state where the appointment is to be held, but this can be changed to a venue of your choice by calling the telephone number provided on the letter, please click here to see alternative venues for East Dorset.
Memory Lane, Wimborne
Do you live with or care for someone who is experiencing Memory Loss or Dementia or would you just like an afternoon of reminiscing?
Come and join us for a social time of activities, advice and support. All welcome (£2 per session), Every Thursday from 2.00 – 4.00pm.
Held at Reef Youth & Community Centre, Colehill Lane, Colehill, Wimborne, BH21 7AB
Group run by Prama - local charity providing care for local people. www.pramacare.org.uk
To find out more contact: Bridget Barrett, Prama Dementia Champion Tel: 01202 666195 or 07867354578 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Repeat Prescription Requests Online
From 16th March 2017 there will be a limit on the number of drugs that you can add to a medication request on SystmOnline. If you wish to request more than 5 drugs, then you will need to submit multiple requests.
The NHS offers cervical screening to all women aged
25 to 49 every 3 years and to all women aged 50 to 64
every 5 years.
This is because most cervical cancers develop in women aged 25 to 64. Eligible women are being encouraged to take up their invitation for cervical screening.
Please click here for more information from NHS Choices or click here for a copy of the Cervical Screening information leaflet.
Breast Cancer Screening
Women over 50 are invited for routine breast screening because it prevents them from dying of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Now encourages all women to attend. Please click here for more information.
Text Message Reminders Service
We recently introduced a new text message reminder service where we are able to send automated text messages to anyone who has provided us with a mobile number, to remind you of appointments and information for any forthcoming events like Flu Clinics. Please click here for further information.
Nothing for dinner tonight?
Ringwood Foodbank provides food for individuals and families in crisis, please click here to be taken to the Ringwood Foodbank website for more information. The foodbank in Verwood is closed on Good Friday 10th April and also closed on Easter Monday 13th April. For the rest of the Easter Holiday's Ringwood Foodbank opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11.30am to 1.30pm.
Providing emergency food to people in crisis.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. Please click here to be taken to the Salisbury Foodbank website for more information. Please click the link for the Salisbury Foodbank Opening times.
When We Are Closed
If you require urgent medical attention or advice outside of normal surgery hours please call NHS 111.
Calls to this number are free from both landlines and mobile phones.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Please click here for a list of Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Times for Monday 30th May 2016.
From the 10th May 2016 The Cranborne Practice are no longer able to issue Private Prescriptions as the British Medical Association (BMA) will no longer support GP Practices in doing so.
Summer 2019 Newsletter
Accountable / Named GP for All Patients
The practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP.
Individual patients will be informed of their named accountable GP at the first appropriate interaction with the practice.
For convenience if you have a medical card your Accountable GP will be the named doctor you are registered with. Patients registering over the last 2-3 years will not have received a medical card as these are no longer routinely sent when registering with a new GP.
However, the practice does keep a record of your registered (accountable) GP. If you wish to be told the name of your Accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery. Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information.
Where a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.