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 STAFF CHANGES JULY 2020 ANNOUNCEMENT

After being a GP Partner at Moordown Medical Centre for over eight years, Dr Chris Elfes has formally announced his decision that sadly he will be leaving us in July 2020. Dr Elfes has given excellent service and dedication to his patients and work colleagues alike. He will be greatly missed.

 

At the same time, we are delighted to announce that Dr Helen Wright will take over his role as a GP Partner. 

We are also pleased to welcome Dr Laura Foster to the practice team.

 We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Elfes for all his hard work and support over the years and wish him good luck in the future. He is continuing to work in his other roles across medical assessment and education, but also intends to spend some time working abroad.

We would also like to welcome Heather Martin to our team.  Heather is an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner who works alongside the GP's in helping our patients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.  There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central Americaindia South America
egypt Carribeanlithuania Africa
bulgaria Middle Eastpoland Central Asia
china East Asiachina Australasia and Pacific

 

We have travel packs available on reception to fill in, it is extremely important to complete this as early as possible  - at least eight weeks before you travel. This is because an appointment may be required with the practice nurse to receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. The nurse will have a look through your travel pack and assess whether you need to be seen for any vaccinations. She will then contact reception and ask them to book an appointment for you. Your appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.  This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

As of the 1st of April 2017 the Dorset CCG have reviewed the provision of vaccinations that are available for travel and as a result we are no longer able to offer Hepatitis B in any form (including A/B combined).  Any person needing this vaccination will be directed to a private travel clinic. 

 

 
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