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Welcome to The Adam Practice Website

 

As one of the largest GP Practices on the South Coast, The Adam Practice strives to provide high quality, readily accessible medical and preventative health care within a well organised, efficient, up-to-date, friendly and caring environment. This is achieved by making the best possible use of its resources and by taking a proactive role with new health care strategies.

We have designed this website to help you get the most out of our surgeries by informing you of the services we offer and enabling you to access all the relevant healthcare information and advice you may need.

 

For contact information and opening times for each site - please click HERE

Email: theadam.practice@dorset.nhs.uk

(Please note: we do not accept repeat medication requests via email or telephone. Please use our SystmOnline service or visit the surgery in person)


  

Latest News

For all our news please see the headlines above or the news page.

  

Blandford Road Resurfacing

On Monday 13th November Council operatives will commence resurfacing works in Blandford Road. Works expected to take two weeks. During this time no Through Traffic, except for buses, will be permitted to travel SOUTH along Blandford Road, i.e. from the direction of Upton heading towards the Port. This temporary restriction, effective from Monday to Friday, will be in force from the nearby junction of Inglesham Way as far as Beccles Close from 7am until approximately 6pm or earlier if possible.
This means patients will have to approach the surgery premises from the south, i.e. heading up from the Coles Avenue direction or, if more convenient, find an alternative route and park in a side street to the rear of your premises.
Outside of these times the road will operate as normal with two way traffic proceeding as usual. There will also be restrictions at some of the side roads in accordance with the temporary traffic management arrangements. Information boards will shortly be displayed at these locations to help you plan your journeys.
Vehicle access to the surgery car park will at times be temporarily interrupted as works progress past the junction with Blandford Road.

Visit the Borough of Poole website for more details of the roadworks starting in November 2017 and lasting until the new year.

 


*KEEP ANTIBIOTICS WORKING*

On Monday 23rd October, Public Health England (PHE) launched a national campaign, highlighting that taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk of more severe or longer illness.

To help keep antibiotics working you are urged to always take your doctor or nurse’s advice on antibiotics.

It is estimated that 5,000 deaths are caused every year in England because antibiotics no longer work for some infections and this figure is set to rise with experts predicting that in just over 30 years antibiotic resistance will kill more people than cancer and diabetes combined.

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.

 

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YOUR ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORD

How is it shared?

 

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The practice now uses a clinical computer system called SystmOne, which can enable your full electronic health record to be shared to professionals involved in providing direct care to you, across different healthcare services.

 

To provide YOU with the best care, your electronic health record will be made available to other services involved in your care. This information will only be accessed when you visit these services and with your consent. no information about you will be shared prior to this.

 

A shared record ensures Health or Social care professionals always have the most accurate, up to date information about you.

 

We strongly advise our patients to carefully read our leaflet ‘How is your Health Record shared?’ to find out what choices you have and for further information.

For more information, click HERE.

Please click HERE to read this leaflet.

 


  

Out of Hours - Tel 111

Patient Information

 

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  2017 Flu Season Patient Satisfaction Survey

By completing our survey found HERE, you will help us to improve upon the service we deliver for our 2018 Flu Season, and many more!

HELP US, HELP YOU!

Thank you in advance for your  time and co-operation.

 

Flu 2017

 


  

CLINICAL PHARMACISTS

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:

  1. Feeling unwell since starting new tablets
  2. Advice on medication changes made by a specialist
  3. Repeat medication reviews

To name but a few.

Please see our Information Leaflet for further details.

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.”

  

Patient testimonials...

“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

 


  IMPORTANT MEASLES INFORMATION

Public Health England have been notified of three cases of confirmed Measles living in the East Bournemouth area. 

If you have a temperature and have developed a rash following an illness including one or more of the following:

  • conjunctivitis
  • cough
  • runny nose

Please contact your surgery via telephone - Suspected measles cases should not present directly to the surgery to avoid spread.

For advice when the surgeries are closed, please call NHS 111.

  


 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.

DateClosure TimesNext Opening Date & Time
25/01/201815:30 - 18:3026/01/2018 - 08:00
13/03/201815:30 - 18:3014/03/2018 - 08:00

 


Patient Online Services

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  • 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.

 

  


   

Useful Links

  

 

Healthier Together - improving the health of children and young people

 


 

Online Forms

Asthma Questionnaire

Travel Risk Assessment

Update Patient Record

Surgery Pod

Health A-Z: conditions and treatments 

 

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