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
Improving access to General Practice Services/-
We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask.
These appointments may be at a different site; for example, Victoria Hospital - Wimborne.
Want to make changes to your lifestyle, but don't know where to start?
LiveWell Dorset is a service for people living in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset to access health and wellbeing information, advice, support and referrals into stopping smoking, physical activty, weight management and alcohol reduction.
Find out more on 0800 8401 628
Or visit the website at http://www.livewelldorset.co.uk/
Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
From 1st April 2017 the Diabetic Eye Screening Service in Dorset will be administered by a new provider, Health Intelligence. All patients who use the Diabetic Eye Screening Service, will be contacted inviting them to attend their next screening appointment If you use this service, you do not need to take any specific actions. NHS England will ensure that your individual data and screening history is held securely and only accessible by the healthcare professionals directly involved in your care. Health Intelligence will only access information that is relevant to your individual healthcare. The information will not be used for any other purpose.
Wessex Healthier Together
The healthier together programme was instituted with the aim to improve the care provided to children and young people within the Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight regions.
This programme’s main purpose is to provide effective communication between healthcare services in order to allow parents to feel they are receiving consistent and helpful advice, it also allows parents to feel in control of whether they need to ask for further advice regarding a situation or whether they are able to deal with it in the confines of their own homes.
Useful information provided on this website includes but isn’t limited to –
- Advice on maintaining healthy during pregnancy
- All the advice you need when caring for a new baby
- Guidance on who the best person to speak to it is when concerned regarding your child.
- The common childhood symptoms explained
How to access this information/- www.what0-18.nhs.uk/