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Important Practice Information

16th June 2022

If you are eligible for the Covid booster, please follow this link to book in at Blandford Hospital - https://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/.../blandford...
Appointments are available at Blandford Hospital on Saturdays from 9.30am – 4.30pm from now on.
 
Saturdays are open anytime between 9:30am - 4:30pm  to over 75's and 18+ immunosuppressed 
 
There will also be a children’s age 5-11 clinic running on Saturdays between 2:00pm - 4:30pm and children's  age 12+ clinic between 9:30am - 12:00pm
 
Full information on the link above. If you have relatives, friends, or neighbours who would benefit from this information, please spread the word.

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

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Welcome to The Blandford Group Practice

With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need.

As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

 

Call us on either 01258 452501 or 01258 453171.

Appointment Update

Please be aware we are currently booking appointments two to three weeks ahead of time. If you need to book an appointment further ahead than this, please ring nearer the time. Thank you.

Our e consult service is avaliable from 08:00am -20:00pm Monday - Friday.

To access this service please click on the  red "GET STARTED" icon in the box above.

 

  


Online Services

Click here to log into Online Services which includes your medical record.

 


Please choose the right healthcare service in Dorset

NHS services in Dorset continue to be under extreme pressure.

If you’re unwell and are unsure about where to go, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Please be patient and choose the right care. Get the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time.

At this very busy time, your 111 call may take a little longer to answer than usual but staff will get to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

For ongoing or non-urgent concerns please contact your local pharmacist or GP practice.

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Thank you for your support.

We’d also like to thank our hard-working teams who are working incredibly hard to care for those in need.

Useful Numbers & Websites

 

24/7 mental health support line (Connections)  - 0800 652 0190

Blandford Hospital - 01258 456541

Boots Pharmacy (East Street) - 01258 452619

Boots Pharmacy (Salisbury Street) - 01258 452824

Minor Injuries Unit - Call 111 

Urgent eye problems - Call 111

CHEC Dorset Community Ophthalmology Service (Eye Community Self-Referral)- 0330 100 4730

 10am – 4pm weekdays only

Steps to Wellbeing - https://www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/ 
NHS.uk - https://www.nhs.uk/
Healthier Together - https://what0-18.nhs.uk/ 
MSK Dorset - https://www.mskdorset.nhs.uk/ 

 

New text messaging service to support parents and carers

Parents and carers of children aged five or under in Dorset can now access support via ParentLine – a brand new confidential text messaging service.

The service is provided by Dorset HealthCare’s Health Visiting team and will help parents and carers who need guidance about a child’s health and development.

Advice will be available about a range of topics, such as breastfeeding, bottle feeding, weaning, sleep, toileting, minor illness, behaviour and parenting by simply texting 07312 277162.

Parents and carers can seek advice via ParentLine from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), with a practitioner responding to messages within one working day. If a text is sent outside these hours the parent or carer will receive an automated message with advice on where to get help if they require it urgently.

ParentLine is not an emergency service. For urgent medical attention please contact your GP, NHS 111 or 999.

Crisis Helpline

Dispensary Update

Online/Internet Pharmacies

To all our patients who have nominated an online or Internet pharmacy. We advise that you order your repeat prescription yourself rather than relying on a third party to do this. Due to the current demand on their services sometimes the requests are not coming through to us and therefore your prescription is not being processed and sent to your nominated pharmacy.

 

Calling all Dispensing Patients – Your Dispensary Needs You

The profits from our Dispensary help fund vital services at the Practice including additional phlebotomy appointments, additional clinical staff and free dosette boxes.

If you are eligible to use the Dispensary we ask you bear this in mind when making the decision as to where you collect your prescriptions from. Unfortunately, due to NHSE rules we are restricted in who we can dispense medication to. To check that you live more than a mile from a pharmacy please see the NHS choices website. For more advice or information please contact the dispensary team.

Without your demand we wouldn’t be able to keep the Dispensary open and every time you use us you are helping to keep the additional services above running.

Thank you for your support

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Spring Newsletter!

Please click on the below link to view our Spring Newsletter.

Spring 2021.pdf

NHS Family and Friends Results - April 2020

77% Extremely likely to recommend us to Family and Friends

15% Likely to recommend us to Family and Friends

2% Neither Likely or unlikely to recommend us to Family and Friends

3% Unlikely to recommend us to Family and Friends

3% Extremely Unlikely to recommend to Family and Friends

0% Don't know

Friends & Family Test

Friends & Family Test 2022

To provide us with feedback on your care and treatment experience please click on the link below to complete the quick anonymous survey.

This can also be completed at any of our three sites.

You will find the survey and box to place when completed at reception.

Please ask a member of the reception team if you require any assistance.

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Digital champions

Digital Champions

Solve your IT Queries with Digital Champions.

Do you need to get to grips with that iPad?

Want to navigate your way through social media?

Digital Champions are here to help solve your IT queries.

For more information about digital champions and how they can help you click on the link below to watch a short video.

 

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