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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

When We Are Closed

clock_on_red_backgroundIf you are unwell outside surgery hours (6.30pm – 8.00am), or at the weekend you have a choice:

  • If your injury or illness is severe, or you have had a serious accident, call 999 and ask for an ambulance. Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
  • If your situation is not life-threatening please dial NHS 111 where a trained member of staff will take your details.  Depending on the seriousness of the situation, you may be offered advice over the phone, a visit to a local treatment centre or a home visit by a doctor, nurse or paramedic. Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
  • Call Minor Injuries at the Yeatman Hospital on 01305 361582. A nurse is available seven days a week and is trained to deal with minor injury and illness.  There is also x-ray facilities here

         Yeatman Hospital
         Hospital Lane
         Sherborne
         DT9 3JU 

         09.00-18.00 Monday to Friday
         10.00-16.00 Weekends

 

Evening & Weekend Appointments

Local practices are working in partnership with Dorset HealthCare, Dorset County Hospital and SWAST to support improved access to GP services. We are now delighted to be able to book our patients into sessions running from the Yeatman hospital on Saturday and Sunday clinics to see a member of the nursing team for dressings or to see a locum GP.  Please contact reception for appointment availability if you wish to be seen at the weekend.

 

 

 
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