Dr Long is Fundraising Again...
For details please read here: Dr Long Charity Fundraiser
Please see below for important information regarding Bute House Surgery and Newland Medical Practice
NHS GP SURVEY 2019
If you get a questionnaire in January from NHS England, please take part as it provides vital information to help improve local services and inform national decisions. You can help by encouraging other people you know to complete it, if they’re invited. If you have not been invited this time please complete the Bute House Friends & Family Test to let us know your views.
Epipen - urgent information
Due to problems with the manufacturing of Epipen - please read this updated 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
The surgery will be closed for Staff Training on the following dates and times in 2019:
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
Could you be a volunteer Health Walk Leader?
Walking is a great way to stay healthy, both physically and mentally and lots of evidence suggests that regular walking with a group adds social benefits too. A free one-day training course for volunteer Walk Leaders will take place again in March. No prior experience is required, just lots of enthusiasm and an interest in supporting others to stay healthy. The North Dorset Walking For Health scheme has trained over 50 volunteers who now provide weekly Health Walks in Sturminster, Blandford, Shillingstone, Gillingham, Shaftesbury and Sherborne. These are opportunities for those who want to walk a short distance of 1-2 miles at a steady pace in a friendly group. All walks are free and local GP practices are supporting the scheme as they are keen to promote the health benefits associated with regular physical activity. If you would like more information please contact Keith Harrison, Scheme Coordinator on 07825 691508 or email email@example.com. Details of all walks are on the scheme website - https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/north-dorset-walking-for-health - and there is a Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/northdorsethealthwalks
Novo Nordisk Pen Recall...
Please see details of this recall: Recall Information
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do we have your mobile and work phone numbers and email address?
We are finding increasingly that people prefer to be contacted via their mobile or on their work phones but the only contact phone number we have is for their home line, which means we have to leave a message to call the surgery back. If you don't think we have additional or correct contact details for you then please complete the update details form on the bottom of the home page. Help us to help you. Click here to go to the update contact details form. We are also using email more and more as a form of communication. Please let reception have your email address if you would like us to contact you in this way.