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contact your doctors online and get a response by the end of the next working day

Please note: the eConsult service is closed for submissions over the weekend (between 18:30 on Friday to 00:01 on a Monday)

 

*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT APPOINTMENTS ***

All patients will be offered a telephone consultation with a clinician to assess your need. 

Once assessed the clinician will determine whether they need to see you in person at the surgery, based on your clinical needs.

We recommend using our online eConsult service (above), particularly for advice on non-urgent conditions. 

Please wear a mask when attending any of our surgeries. Thank you for your ongoing support during these challenging times.

For Clinical and Administrative information relating to your clinical care (test results, requests for letters),

please use our eConsult service (click the eConsult banner above)

 Please note: Some of the eConsult forms allow photo's to be added, these are mainly for skin conditions i.e. rashes. To attach a photo, please select 'I want help with my condition' as this is the only option which allows photos. We are working with the eConsult providers to increase the number of conditions which allow photo uploads.    


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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 Contacts:

If you need medical advice - please use eConsult or call your registered practice

If you have information for a clinician or been asked to send clinical information by a clinician, please email: theadam.practice@dorsetgp.nhs.uk

For non medical patient administration and general enquiries please email: enquiries@theadampractice.co.uk (please do not use this email for medical advice)

Health & Social Care colleagues please email our secure email - theadampractice@nhs.net 

We aim to look at email general enquiries within 3 working days. If your enquiry is more urgent, please contact reception via telephone.

    


The CQC carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at The Adam Practice on 23rd and 24th January 2019 as part of their inspection programme.
They have rated the practice as OUTSTANDING overall.

 


Please see our 'Latest News' Tab for all the latest Practice information and related Local and National information


Covid-19 Vaccine latest - 12/04/21

 If you are in Groups 1-9 (Over 50 or with an increased Clinical Risk and have yet to receive your first dose, we  will be holding a first dose clinic on Tues 13th April.

 

Please either reply to the invitation we may have already sent you via text message, or contact your Surgery to book into this clinic.

Second Vaccine Invites

We are now providing second vaccinations to patient, but only those who have had their first vaccine under our programme at the Poole Ferry Port.

You will be contacted by our booking team when it’s your time to have the vaccine. 

However, if for any reason, you are past the 12 weeks of having your previous vaccine (or very close to this) and have not yet been contacted by our booking team, please call your registered surgery.

 

For the latest information on our Covid-19 vaccination programme please see document attachment below:

Covid-19 - Patient FAQ Sheet v10

 Carers

Please find vaccination information for unpaid carers in the below link.

Coronavirus vaccine and carers: FAQs for unpaid carers - News - Carers Trust

 

We’re now inviting priority Groups 1-9

 

We have vaccinated the majority of patients in groups 1 – 9, please contact the surgery if you fall within one of these groups, but haven’t had your vaccine and would like to.

Please note priority group 6 is broadly similar to that of the yearly flu vaccine criteria, which usually includes carers and some asthmatics, however there are some specific changes for the Covid-19 vaccine eligibility, so please do not assume that you are in Group 6 just because you receive the flu vaccine. Please see appendix 2 in our Covid-19 Patient FAQ Sheet v10 to find out if you are eligible.

Some patients may receive an invitation from NHS England to book their vaccine at the Mass Vaccination Centre at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).

 

Frontline Health & Social Care workers

If you're a frontline health & social care worker your employer should now be completing the form in the below document, to refer you for vaccine at the BIC

H&S care worker - Employee referral to Mass Vaccination centre

Please pass the above to your employer.

  

For the latest information on our Covid-19 vaccination programme please see document attachment below:

Covid-19 - Patient FAQ Sheet v10

 Carers

Please find vaccination information for unpaid carers in the below link.

Coronavirus vaccine and carers: FAQs for unpaid carers - News - Carers Trust

 

We’re now inviting priority Groups 1-9

 

We have vaccinated the majority of patients in groups 1 – 9, please contact the surgery if you fall within one of these groups, but haven’t had your vaccine and would like to.

Please note priority group 6 is broadly similar to that of the yearly flu vaccine criteria, which usually includes carers and some asthmatics, however there are some specific changes for the Covid-19 vaccine eligibility, so please do not assume that you are in Group 6 just because you receive the flu vaccine. Please see appendix 2 in our Covid-19 Patient FAQ Sheet v10 to find out if you are eligible.

Some patients may receive an invitation from NHS England to book their vaccine at the Mass Vaccination Centre at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).

 

Frontline Health & Social Care workers

If you're a frontline health & social care worker your employer should now be completing the form in the below document, to refer you for vaccine at the BIC

H&S care worker - Employee referral to Mass Vaccination centre

Please pass the above to your employer.

  

We are following the published Public Health England guidance on the order of people who are priority for the vaccine, this can be found on our latest news page

For more information on priority vaccination please visit

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination, 30 December 2020 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The speed of vaccination will depend on vaccine delivery quantities and number of patients in each group.

IN ALL CASES PATIENTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY WHEN ELIGIBLE TO BOOK IN TO RECEIVE A VACCINE.

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine - 89.3% effective in preventing Coronavirus

We’re pleased to share that the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine, trialled here in Dorset, has been found to be 89.3% effective in preventing Coronavirus.

The Novavax vaccine trial, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest ever double blind, placebo-controlled trial in the UK. It recruited over 15,000 participants from 35 UK research sites in just over two months, with 591 participants from Dorset taking part, at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Dr Patrick Moore, our Lead Researcher and Local NIHR Investigator, comments:

“It’s fantastic to see the results of the Phase 3 trial, which show that this is a highly effective and safe COVID-19 vaccine – importantly, it also shows that this vaccine is effective against the UK variant that has spread so quickly.

“Almost 600 Dorset residents took part in this trial, and I’d like to thank them all for their contribution to this important research.

“Our county is playing a key part in the global search for COVID-19 vaccines, with the people of Dorset coming together with the NHS to find a way out of this pandemic.”

The UK government has already secured 60 million doses of the Novavax vaccine. Provided it continues to meet required standards, manufacturing will take place in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees.

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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.

Date

Closure TimesNext Opening Date & Time
11th May 202115:30 - 18:3008:00 12th May
17th June 202113:30 - 16:3016:30 17th June
9th Sept 202115:30 - 18:3008:00 10th Sept
5th Oct 202115:30 - 18:3008:00 6th Oct 
9th Nov 202115:30 - 18:3008:00 10th Nov 
2nd Dec 202113:30 - 16:3016:30 2nd Dec 
1st Feb 202215:30 - 18:30 08:00 2nd Feb 
3rd Mar 202215:30 - 18:3008:00 4th Mar

Germ Defence Website

We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.

It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes - just click on this link:

www.germdefence.org/index.html?src=J81006

Germ Defense


Private Vaccinations & Travel Vaccinations

We would like to inform patients that we are NOT able to give private vaccinations i.e. for Flu or chickenpox or travel, during this time.


Out of Hours - Telephone 111

Patient Online Services 

  • 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 contact Reception. 

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National Campaign For Coronavirus Vaccination Volunteers

The NHS is seeking volunteers to be part of a national scheme to support vaccination studies for Coronavirus. This research will help find a way to stop the pandemic whilst being part of a large research study.

The Adam Practice research team will be supporting these studies and would like to invite you, your family and friends to take part. Please click on the link below to register your interest at becoming a volunteer.

https://bepartofresearch.nihr.ac.uk/vaccine-studies/

More information can also be found at:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/research/coronavirus-vaccine-research/

The NHS is looking for up to 500,000 members of the public nationally to take part. Once registered your details will be stored by NHS Digital and will be sent to local teams for eligibility checks before commencement of any study.

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Useful Links & Online Forms

Healthier Together - improving the health of children and young people

NHS Apps Library - Find digital tools to help you manage and improve your health

The Adam Practice Privacy Notice

Asthma Questionnaire

Travel Risk Assessment

Update Patient Record

Health A-Z: conditions and treatments 


Weekend Smear Clinics - Rosemary Medical Centre

Saturday smear appointments are now available for eligible patients. These will be held at Rosemary Medical Centre in Parkstone, to book an appointment please contact your registered surgery, for more information please see our latest news page


Flu Vaccinations

If you are aged between 50 - 64 years old you are now eligible to receive a free NHS flu vaccine please contact our flu email/contact number below.

Patients who turn 50 before 31st March 2021 are eligible to attend our clinic.

Please see our dedicated Flu webpage for more information. 

Our walk through/drive through flu vaccination clinics for the over 65s and at risk groups are now closed. If you are eligible and would like to book to receive your vaccine please email: fluqueries@dorsetgp.nhs.uk or call 01202 836410

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