You may have heard that we are involved in the first wave of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Eligibility criteria are determined by NHS England and we do not have any discretion to invite patients outside this. Please do not contact the surgery to ask if you can be considered for early vaccination as this is not something about which we have any discretion. If you have not been invited yet you will be invited at the appropriate time depending on your level of risk and availability of the vaccine, the full roll-out of the vaccine is likely to take many months.
If you would like further information on why you will need to wait for your vaccine, please click here.
If you would like to know more about the vaccine, please click the links for information about the COVID-19 vaccine. The list of reasons why you might not be able to have the vaccine is very short but is shown here. There should be no reason for you to need to contact the surgery to check if or how these criteria apply to you as they are very specific.
We know that people are very keen to find out about the developing Covid-19 vaccination programme in Dorset. We are currently working together with our local health commissioners to develop a detailed Dorset-wide plan to deliver vaccinations in a safe and effective way. Please do not contact the surgery directly – we will share more updates as soon as we are able to. Thank you for your patience.
Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance which will still save lives even if you have had the vaccine- now is not the time to let our guard down.
Please note GP's do not have access to book covid testing, please refer to the national website below:
Call 119 to get a test if you have problems using the internet.
Increasing medical evidence and patient testimony is showing that a small but significant minority of people who contract Covid cannot shake off the effects of the virus months after initially falling ill. Some estimates suggest that 10% of Covid patients may still be experiencing symptoms more than three weeks after infection, and perhaps 60,000 people could be suffering from long covid symptoms after more than three months.
For help and support please visit https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk
If you have been specifically asked to attend the surgery for an appointment:
Please help us to keep everyone safe by:
- Sticking to your given appointment time to minimise waiting times and maintain social distancing.
- You must wear a face mask
- Please use hand sanitiser as directed
- You must NOT attend if you are feeling unwell with Covid symptoms or you are isolating because you have been in contact with someone else who has tested positive to COVID.
- Thank you for reading this information and thank you for supporting your GP surgery during this time.
COVID UPDATE- Changes from 15th June 2020
From the 15th June, it will become compulsory to wear a face covering when attending the surgery. To ensure the safety of all patients and staff, we are asking that face coverings must be worn for all face to face appointments at the surgery from now on. Please put on your face covering outside before entering the building. Do not enter the surgery until the GP, Nurse or Healthcare Assistant has advised they are ready to see you.
Wearing a face covering helps to reduce the spread of coronavirus from anyone who is infected but aren't yet showing any symptoms. This face covering could be a scarf, bandana or homemade mask.
We are also asking that patients come in for their appointments alone, where possible to further reduce the risk of any infection being spread.
Help us to keep all our staff and patients safe!
Please see the Covid Information Guide for further COVID information.
++++ Please note the GPs will not be issuing any letters or certificates for exemptions of wearing a face covering on public transport or in shops. The government website details the guidance for exemption to the mandatory requirements. Please click on the link below for further information.++++++
Face Mask Government Guidelines and information or you can produce your own exemption card from the Keep Safe Website below
**We are pleased to announce that we are now accredited as a Veteran Friendly Practice.**
How likely are you to recommend our practice to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment? Please click on the patient survey above and let us know.......
In January 2020 the following results were received:
83% (271 respondents) of patients stated that they were extremely likely to recommend us
11% (39 respondents) of patients stated that they were likely to recommend us
1% (4 respondents) of patient stated they were neither likely nor unlikely to recommend us
1% (2 respondents) of patient stated that they were unlikely to recommend us
3% (10 respondents) stated they were extremely unlikely to would recommend us
1% (3 respondent) stated they didn't know if they would recommend us
Thank you for your continued support in providing this feedback to us.
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