Recall for Tests & Flu Vaccines
Thank you to all the patients who attended our two Saturday morning flu clinics in October. Unfortunately it looks likely that we may be facing a flu epidemic this winter and we still have a lot of patients eligible for a free flu vaccine who haven't had one. We are contacting these patients regularly to invite them to have the vaccine and make an appointment at the surgery but if you feel you may be eligible, please call the surgery.
Many of you who suffer from chronic diseases such as COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease etc may find you also receive a call, letter or text from us inviting you to have a review of your care or asking you lifestyle questions such as what your smoking status is. It is very important that patients suffering from these diseases have regular reviews of their condition as it helps our clinical staff manage your care and keep your medical records fully up to date and we definitely recommend that you attend for these reviews if invited.
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 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.
++ IMPORTANT INFORMATION ++
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.
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.
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 03/01/2018)