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Altogether Better helps health services and local people find new ways of working together – making a difference to people’s lives, releasing new talents and resources, and improving services through a model of collaborative practice.
We are looking for willing local people to gift their time as health champions, working alongside the practice and our health professionals to reshape services, opening up new possibilities, working together to provide a range of innovative activities and support. In other words, a new way of seeing and doing things.
Click HERE to complete an Expression of Interest form, or email email@example.com
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]
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE!
Over the Counter Medicines
We need YOU to help the NHS to use resources sensibly!
Prescribing over the counter (OTC) medicines is changing. Our GPs, Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Pharmacist at The Adam Practice will not generally give you a prescription for medicines that can be bought over the counter for minor health concerns.
Please make sure you click HERE to read more information from NHS England.
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.
Support for Children &
"Sometimes it's difficult to talk to someone close to you or to know where to get the advice and support that you need. Sometimes you just need information and advice." - Step UP - Poole
Click HERE to find out further details on how to obtain support when you need it.
Out of Hours - Telephone 111
NOTE TO PARENTS: If your child is under 16 years and will be attending the surgery accompanied by another family member (e.g. Grandparent), you MUST provide your signed consent. Without this consent we are unable to vaccinate your child. Please click HERE to download the consent form - or ask for a copy at reception.
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 a Clinical Pharmacist in our team who is 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 tablet
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
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|
|Wednesday 13/03/19||15:30 - 18:30||08:00 Thursday 14/03/19|
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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.