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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


(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.


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.



*Insider Tips about your GP*

Hopefully you won’t need to visit your GP very often, but a bit of insider knowledge may help you when you do need to go!  

Click HERE to find out how many of these insider tips you didn't already know?



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.






How is it shared?




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



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


 Getting the most from your GP

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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


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.




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 



(Site updated 25/05/2018)
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