Government Advice - Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (Shielded)
The government have produced advice for the clinically extremely vulnerable patient group which can be
found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/cev-from-2-dec#cev.
They are also writing directly to these patients, a copy of these letters can be found at
We will keep up to date information on the Covid-19 vaccine here
Information 50-64 year olds:
The government have announced that all 50-64 year olds will be eligible for the flu vaccine this winter in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We are awaiting further guidance from the Government. Once we have arranged these clinics we will contact all eligible patients.
We ask that patients please wait for further instruction and do not contact your registered surgery as they will not be able to advise further at this time.
Information over 65s year olds and high risk:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 836410.
For more information on eligibility please visit our dedicated Flu webpage.
We would like to inform patients that we are NOT able to give private vaccinations i.e. for Flu or chickenpox, during this time.
Best Foot Forward - Leg club Re-opening
We are pleased to announce the re-opening of our Leg Club. As we have to follow strict government guidelines the Leg Club will be run a little bit differently than usual. For more information visit the Leg Club page HERE
*** 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 (below), 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.
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.
Please see our 'Latest News' Tab for all the latest Practice information and related Local and National information
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.
More information can also be found at:
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.
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
If you have been asked to send clinical information by a clinician, please email: email@example.com
For Clinical and Administrative information relating to your clinical care (test results, requests for letters), please use our eConsult service (see banner above)
We aim to look at email enquiries within 3 working days.
If you enquiry is more urgent, please contact reception via telephone.
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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.
For all our news please see the headlines above or the news page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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|
|13:30 - 16:30|
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 a medicine expert. 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
Wessex Healthier Together
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 contact Reception.
(Site updated 30/11/2020)