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We have created a page on this website to provide our patients, and their families, with information of groups and activities that are happening in your local community.
There is strong evidence that people who become involved in community life, keeping active and improving social connections, is fantastic for both health and wellbeing.
“Being part of a community promotes good health and makes us feel we belong. People who feel lonely and isolated often face health problems like stress, pain or illness. Belonging is part of a healthy community –yours, ours, everybody’s.”
S E Frost: A report from March 2012 [www.wcmt.org.uk]
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Improved Access in General Practice
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. Please note that these appointments may be at a Poole General Hospital.
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data.
The regulation applies from 25th May 2018, and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.
Click HERE to find out more on what GDPR will mean for Patients.
To help keep antibiotics working you are urged to always take your doctor or nurse’s advice on antibiotics.
Antibiotics help ward off infections during chemotherapy, caesarean sections and other surgery. They also treat serious bacterial infections, such as pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis, but they are being used for everyday viral infections, such as colds or flu, where they are not effective. Taking antibiotics encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. That means that antibiotics may not work when you really need them.
For further information on antibiotic resistance click HERE.
Out of Hours - Tel 111
A message from The Adam Practice Doctors
“The practice issues nearly half a million prescription items every year, so naturally we get lots of requests for consultations about clinical aspects of medication.
The Adam Practice is very fortunate to have two Clinical Pharmacists in our team who are highly trained as medicine experts. We have therefore created a telephone and face-to-face appointment service for them to deal with most questions regarding your medication, instead of seeing a GP.
Examples of when you would see a Clinical Pharmacist include:
- Feeling unwell since starting new tablets
- Advice on medication changes made by a specialist
- Repeat medication reviews
To name but a few.
We have instructed our staff to utilise these appointments, so if you are booked into see a pharmacist for your medication query, please respect our clinical decision.
Thank you very much for your co-operation.”
“I received excellent service from the clinical pharmacist, having arranged a telephone consultation. All my medication was painstakingly reviewed and I cannot rate this service more highly. This is a brilliant addition to the practice and will presumably allow the GPs more time to deal with patients.” - source: NHS Choices
"Just been helped by the Adam practice pharmacist, I understand this is a recent addition to the practice and seems to work well, Its worth patients reading about what it provides using the online description. Certainly from a patients point of view I believe it will be very useful once its realised what its about." - source: NHS Choices
Getting the most from your GP
Protected Learning Time
The Adam Practice hold Protected Learning Time (PLT) events every year. These dedicated training sessions allow GP practice staff the opportunity to learn about the most up to date information on particular subjects and Healthcare priorities in Dorset.
During these sessions (outlined below), we will close our doors and telephone lines to allow all staff to attend. If you require medical attention whilst we are closed, please call NHS 111. For all life threatening, medical emergencies please call 999.
|Date||Closure Times||Next Opening Date & Time|
|Tuesday 05/06/18||15:30 - 18:30||8am Wednesday 06/06/18|
|Tuesday 11/09/18||15:30 - 18:30||8am Wednesday 12/09/18|
|Tuesday 16/10/18||15:30 - 18:30||8am Wednesday 17/10/18|
|Thursday 01/11/18||13:30 - 16:30||16:30 Thursday 01/11/18|
|Tuesday 11/12/18||15:30 - 18:30||8am Wednesday 12/12/18|
|Thursday 24/01/19||15:30 - 18:30||8am Friday 25/01/19|
|Wednesday 13/03/19||15:30 - 18:30||8am Thursday 14/03/19|
Patient Online Services
- Click the link above to register for SystmOnline (you must have the registration document issued to you by reception)
- Available for patients aged 16 years and over
- View, book and cancel appointments online
- Order repeat prescriptions online
- Update your personal details online
- View your summary medical record online
To register for online services, please ask at reception. For security purposes you must provide proof of identification (list of acceptable ID). Reception will print a PIN document which you can use to create your account.