Welcome to our Website
We have produced this website to provide you with information about the way the Practice is organised and the services that are provided directly by Practice Staff, or by other members of the Primary Health Care Team. Services will, by necessity, change from time to time, please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice to check the current position.
PLEASE READ THE LATEST UPDATE BELOW ON THE CORONAVIRUS
Important Information on Coronavirus
The NHS in xxx and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.
The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time, as members of the public who have visited Wuhan, Hubei province, China are currently in isolation.
Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict regulations. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of the hospital and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority, and are encouraged to attend all appointments as usual.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
The NHS App
The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. Use the App to:
- Check your symptoms
- Find out what to do when you need help urgently
- Book and manage appointments at your GP Surgery
- Order repeat prescriptions
and more….watch this short video: https://youtu.be/-W_xsrnLnu8
Improving access to appointments
We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends.
From week commencing 7th May 2018 we will be providing evening GP and Nurse pre-bookable appointments on Tuesday evenings. Our aim is to meet the needs of our patient populations who are unable to attend during our normal opening hours.
Improved Access to General Practice Services
To help improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular during evenings and at weekends, you may be offered an appointment at the Urgent Treatment Centre at Royal Bournemouth Hospital. If you would like one of these appointments, please speak to reception who can arrange this for you.
It may be necessary for us to offer you an appointment at the Urgent Treatment Centre between Monday and Friday during our normal opening hours if we have no available appointments in the practice. Out of hours you can also call 111 where a triage process will determine whether an appointment is needed before directing you to the most appropriate service.
Appointments at the Urgent Treatment Centre are pre-bookable (unlike A&E) so waiting times following your arrival are similar to being seen in the practice.
The Urgent Treatment Centre is located close to the entrance to A&E, and is clearly signposted.