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Recall for Tests
In order to make sure our patients are receiving the care they require, many of you may find you receive a phone call, letter or text message from us inviting you to have a review of your care, flu vaccination or asking you lifestyle questions such as what your smoking status is.
Many of the patients hearing from us will probably be those suffering with long term conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, etc and therefore having regular reviews helps our clinical staff manage your care and keep your medical records fully up to date. We therefore fully recommend that you respond to these messages and take the opportunity to have a review/flu vaccination if offered which can only be beneficial to your health.
On Wednesday 13th December, the Village Surgery was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who thoroughly reviewed all our clinical and management procedures to assess if we were working to the nationally set standards. We are very pleased to announce that we received a 'Good' rating in all areas which signifies that we are performing well and meeting all the CQC's expectations.
A lot of hard work was undertaken by all the staff at the surgery in order to achieve this rating and we are very pleased with the result.
A copy of the full CQC Inspectors' report is available at the following link.
Have your say in how NHS Care is shaped in Dorset
Dorset CCG would like your views on their proposals for changing the way local community and hospital-based services are organised. They have therefore produced a Consultation Document and Questionnaire for patients to complete and copies are available from the Surgery until 28th February 2017.
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 or to give advice on improving health.
Elaine Tham - Nurse Practitioner
Please remember that we now have the services of a Nurse Practitioner. Elaine Tham can now see, treat and prescribe for patients with many different ailments. Please see our article on Elaine in our 'Further Information' column to the right for details on what Elaine can treat.
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
Please see our article on vaccines for foreign travel and how we can help you. However please remember - patients who intend to travel abroad are required to phone through the surgery 5-7 days after you have submitted your travel form to find out exactly which travel vaccinations they require in advance of their appointment.
Update your Contact Details
You can update your contact details securely online. Click here to update your details
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 22/02/2017)