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Important information

Please see below for important information regarding Bute House Surgery and Newland Medical Practice

Patient Communications

FAQs

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

Latest News

Important news

Please see below for important information regarding Bute House Surgery and Newland Medical Practice

Patient Communications

FAQs

For 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

Prescription 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

Staff Training

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


13th December 13:30-16:30
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.

Missed appointments...

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 in Sherborne on Monday 22nd October. 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 keith.harrison@dorsetccg.nhs.uk. 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

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.

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.

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