The Verwood Surgery
Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our Healthcare Services.
Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
Our team includes six GP's, two practice nurses, one Tracker nurse, Technicians, as well as our practice manager, Assistant practice manager, Medical Secretaries and reception Staff.
We offer full GP practice service and run specialist clinics for children and pregnant women, diabetes and asthma sufferers and for patients needing minor surgery.
At Verwood Surgery, we aim to treat all of our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence.
For urgent advice and treatment when the surgery is closed, please telephone Dorset Urgent Care Service on 111 (one - one - one)
VERWOOD SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR MANDATORY TRAINING ON
Thursday 31st January 2019
FROM 3.30 pm to 6.30pm
IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY DURING THIS PERIOD PLEASE CONTACT OUT OF HOURS ON TELEPHONE NUMBER:
Adult Flu Vaccine Clinics 2018:
Criteria for eligible patients:
Those aged over 65, including those becoming age 65 by 31st March 2019
Those who have certain medical conditions - including chronic respiratory disease, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological conditions, diabetes, spleen problems, weakened immune systems
Those who are very overweight - BMI over 40
Living in residential care home
Receive carer’s allowance
Are a healthcare worker
And pregnant women, including those who become pregnant during the flu season.
Flu Vaccine Update 13th December 2018
Like most Dorset GP Practices, we are currently out of stock of the vaccine for patients over 65. We are trying to purchase further supplies of vaccines from other sources but this is proving difficult.
In the meanwhile we suggest that if you feel you are in need of a flu vaccination as you are over 65 years of age, then please make your own arrangements with a local Pharmacy. You will not be charged by a Pharmacy for this service.
We understand that the local Pharmacies in Verwood are receiving stock of vaccine for patients aged over 65 from their own warehouses on a regular basis. We have also been advised by NHS England that Boots Pharmacies can obtain vaccines for patients aged over 65 if patients make an appointment with them. If you are aged 18+ and under 65 years of age and are eligible for a flu vaccination please either contact the surgery on 01202 825353 or pop in and we will be able to organise an appointment for you to receive a flu vaccination.
Thank you for your patience in this matter, it is greatly appreciated.
We update this website regarding flu vaccinations when we have any further information
Patient confidentiality and Data Protection
When you register as a patient with the practice, we ask for personal information so that you can receive appropriate care and treatment. This information is recorded on the computer, and we are registered under the Data Protection Act.
The practice will ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times by all members of the practice team. However, for the effective functioning of a multi-disciplinary team, it is sometimes necessary that medical information about you is shared by members of the team. In addition, other parts of the NHS may have access to your personal information from time to time e.g. If you are receiving hospital treatment, the hospital will require details of your relevant medical history.
Our surgery is accessible to patients using a wheelchair. We also have parking spaces outside our practice which are reserved for patients displaying a blue disabled badge. We can arrange interpretation and translation services in person or by phone for those patients who do not speak English. Please let us know if you require this service when booking an appointment.
Policy on violence and abusive patients
We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patient to treat our staff in a similar respectful way.
We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour against any of our staff or patients.
If a patient is violent or abusive, they will be warned to stop their behaviour. If they persist, we will exercise our right to take the necessary action to have them removed, immediately from our list of patients.
Results from our 2016 CQC Visit can be found here:
The Verwood Surgery CQC Report June 2016
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(Site updated 10/01/2019)