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Easter Bank Holiday Opening Hours

To Support the wider NHS system both our Upton and Hamworthy surgeries will be open on Good Friday and Easter Monday, for all our patients.


If you require medical assistance from a GP or Nurse, please call your usual surgery number and one of our receptionist will be able to help you


We will continue to conduct telephone appointments where possible, please only attend the surgery if you are requested to by a clinician


Our opening hours will remain 8.00AM to 6:30PM


Our advice to all our patients is to stay home and protect the NHS during this time

Coronavirus Update - Tuesday 7th April 2020

NHS England have published an FAQ sheet with information for 'shielded' patients who are at the highest clinical risk of Covid-19.

This can also be found on the NHS webpage

Coronavirus Update - Friday 3rd April 2020

We have updated our Community Page with information on local volunteer organisations who are supporting 

the vulnerable population and those who are self isolating, along with options for online pharmacy delivery services.

Repeat Prescriptions - These can be ordered online via SystmOnline. Please call the surgery to register. Our team will ask you some questions to

confirm your identity and your account details will be sent electronically.

Coronavirus Update - Tuesday 31st March 2020

A very small number of our patients will have been identified as being extremely vulnerable.
They will have already received a text message or letter from NHS England in the past week. Those patients should stay at home for 12 weeks.

There is another, larger group of patients who will also be advised to stay at home for 12 weeks. However, NHS Digital are still working to identify these patients.
Further guidance can be found at

If you have not received communication from NHS England but believe you should be classed as extremely vulnerable, please see the specific criteria and advice in the government link
At this stage the Practice and GPs are not able to give any additional information or say which patients will be included, nor can we give you letters to confirm that you are extremely vulnerable.

Our advice to all of our patients is to stay at home, apart from essential shopping, essential work and one form of exercise each day.
In all circumstances keep a 2 metre distance from other people and wash your hands regularly.

Stay safe.
The Adam Practice.

Coronavirus Update - Tuesday 24th March 2020

Following PM Boris Johnson's latest announcement, our doors will now be CLOSED to all patients except those who have been asked to attend the Practice by a Clinician.

Virtually all requests and enquiries can be dealt with via telephone or online. This protects those patients who do need to be seen and our staff who need to be on site.

Further online methods of communication will also be made available shortly.

To minimise risk to staff and patients, we are now triaging ALL requests for appointments.

Wherever possible, please refer to before telephoning the Practice.

If you have either a new, persistent cough or a high temperature, you should self isolate for 7 days.
You do not need to contact your GP or 111 if you self-isolate. 

If you have these symptoms and feel unwell and need further assistance, visit or call NHS111

The Adam Practice will not make appointments for anyone with Coronavirus symptoms, in line with national guidance.

For more information about Coronavirus, please visit or

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For employees seeking a 'Sick Note' (Med3 Fit Note) due to Coronavirus please visit to obtain an isolation note

or download the following letter for your employer: Adam Practice Med3 letter 20032020

  Poole harbour 

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 SystmOnline or visit the surgery in person)

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

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


Community Information

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 []




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.

The Adam Practice Privacy Notice


Support for Children &

Young People

"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


Flu - Who Should get the flu vaccine?

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 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.

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


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
Tuesday 10/03/202013:30 - 16:3016:30 Tuesday 10/03/2020
Thursday 16/07/202013:30 - 16:3016:30 Thursday 16/07/2020


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. 


   Useful Links

Healthier Together - improving the health of children and young people

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


Online Forms

Asthma Questionnaire

Travel Risk Assessment

Update Patient Record

Health A-Z: conditions and treatments 

Hidden Disability



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