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Flu Clinics

Our Saturday Flu clinics are as follows:

6th October 08:30-11:00

17th November 08:30-11:00

Eligibility: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/who-should-have-flu-vaccine/

Epipen - urgent information

Due to problems with the manufacturing of Epipen - please read this updated guidance.

https://www.allergyuk.org/about/latest-news/762-extended-use-of-epipen-03mg-adrenaline-autoinjector

Prescribing guidance

Please note that due to guidance from the CCG, all prescriptions are now prescribed in a maximum of 28 days supply. We cannot change this.
If you pay for your prescriptions please consider a pre payment certificate which works out cheaper than paying for 12 items per year (you will have 13 items a year if you are prescribed just 1 medicine)  https://apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppcwebsales/patient.do

Planning a trip abroad?

If you are planning a trip abroad this year and you think you will need vaccinations,  please fill in a travel questionnaire via your SystmOne log in as soon as possible. A Nurse will then call you back.  Some vaccinations need to be administered quite a few weeks in advance so allow yourself enough time to complete your course.

Surgery Closed for Staff Training

The surgery will be closed for Staff Training on the following dates and times in 2018-2019:


27th September 15:30-18:30
23rd October 13:30-14:30
28th November 15:30-18:30
29th January 15:30-18:30
7th March 15:30-18:30

These training sessions are set for the whole of North Dorset. For urgent medical problems that cannot wait until we reopen please contact NHS 111 which is a free to phone number. If it is a life threatening emergency, please dial 999.

We have had a significant number of patients who haven't attended their appointment without cancelling it. PLEASE let us know if you are unable to attend so that we can offer the appointment to someone else.

Sherborne Walking For Health Scheme

Sherborne GP surgeries are looking for volunteers to become trained to lead health walks. No prior experience is required, just lots of enthusiasm!

There is plenty of evidence that shows regular walking helps people to live happier and healthier lives. Walking For Health is a national scheme focused on helping those least active or with a medical need to take regular exercise to get out and get walking with a friendly, local group.

As a volunteer Walk Leader you will share responsibility for organising and providing regular walks linked to a local GP surgery. Walk Leaders receive free training, ongoing support and are covered by public liability insurance.

A one day training course will be held in Sturminster in February.

For further information or to get involved contact Keith Harrison on 07825 691508 or email keith.harrison@dorsetccg.nhs.uk.

Further details about the North Dorset Walking For Health scheme - https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/north-dorset-walking-for-health

PPG Recruitment:

Could you help with health promotion events or in surveying the views of other patients to help us to improve our communication. Our active Patient Participation Group is seeking new member for these and other activities. The group strives to be as representative as possible of all our patients. If you would like to be involved please contact Reception on 01935 810900 or email Butehouse.ppg@dorset.nhs.uk.

Named GP

All of our patients have a 'named GP' responsible for their care.  This is largely a role of oversight, with the NHS requirements being introduced to reassure patients that they have one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that this work is carried out on their behalf. If you would like to know who your named GP is, then please ask at reception.  Patients are still free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements.

The named GP will not:

  • take on vicarious responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals
  • take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours. The requirement does not imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week
  • be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient

Other Services Available To You

Steps 2 Wellbeing:

 

Free talking therapies service for people experiencing low mood and anxiety. Visit http://www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/self_referral/ for more information and to self-refer or telephone 01258 474520

 

My Health My Way:

 

A local NHS service offers one to one coaching, group courses and online support to help people feel more confident about living well with a health condition.

 

With lots of different services out there, it can be hard to know which ones might be best for you. My Health My Way might help you, if you answer YES to any of the questions below…

 

  • Are you living with a health condition that is stopping you from doing the things you used to do or the things you’d like to do?
  • Do you feel you are loosing control of your symptoms?
  • Are you finding it difficult to make the change to your lifestyle you need to make because of your health condition?
  • Are you struggling to digest and make use of the information healthcare professionals give you?
  • Does your health condition make you anxious or depressed?
  • Are you struggling to manage pain or fatigue?

 

To find out more and access support, visit www.myhealthdorset.org.uk or call 0303 303 0153 or email info@myhealthdorset.org.uk

My Health My Way are holding a drop in session if you would like to discuss how they may be able to help you on 12th May at Bute House Surgery between 13:15 and 14:45 in the waiting room.

 

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services:

 

Is someone you are close to having problems with drugs or alcohol? A Family & Friends Support group is meeting regularly in your area. 1:1 sessions are available. Visit http://www.edp.org.uk/ or phone 01258 450862 for more information.

Help for Homeowners from West Dorset District Council:

Wessex Resolutions in partnership with WDDC provide homeowners with council subsidised finance to make essential home repairs if you are struggling. For more information please take a look at this short film, or contact 01823 461099 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g65oSt6HpL8



 
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