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.
Test and Trace Information
Please follow this link for more information
Be aware of scams
The NHS Test and Trace service will not:
- ask for bank details or payments
- ask for details of any other accounts, such as social media
- ask you to set up a password or PIN number over the phone
- ask you to call a premium rate number, such as those starting 09 or 087
We have received reports today of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details.
These messages are not from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
If you do receive this message then you should report to: https://www.gov.uk/report-suspicious-emails-websites-phishi….
The Action Fraud Line has been contacted.
If you need any clinical help, please do not use our 'Contact Us' page. Instead fill out an eConsult using the link above.
From Monday 30th March Child Okeford, Eagle House and the Families Medical Centre will be closed for all appointments.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic The Blandford Group Practice made the decision to temporarily close our branch surgery at Child Okeford for clinical appointments. Please be rest assured that there are no plans to permanently close Child Okeford Surgery and that once we feel it is both safe and viable it will be reopening. In the meantime, you are still able to collect your prescriptions from dispensary hatch on site.
Please remember DO NOT come to the surgery if you have Coronavirus symptoms go to the 111 online services.
Any urgent appointments will be a triage call initially and if an appointment is needed it will be at the Whitecliff surgery,
Any routine appointments willl be over the telephone. (if you have an appointment that was booked before the Coronavirus hit us may be cancelled. ( You will receive a call if this is the case).
The dispensary will still be open at Whitecliff Surgery. The front doors of the surgery will be open and you can still drop off your repeat prescriptions. You can also drop off any samples that a GP, Nurse or ANP has asked you to.
We are sad to announce that Dr Jane Davies has decided to retire from the Practice at the end of June 2020.
In addition to Dr Davies we will be saying farewell to out two Retained GPs Dr David Burlton and Dr Tim Blevins who will also be leaving the Practice on 30 June 2020.
I know many of our patients will agree they will all be greatly missed and wish them well in their retirement.
In light of these retirements the practice is pleased to welcome Dr Katie Broad who joined the Practice on 20 April 2020.
Dr Paula Irving will also be continuing with the Practice permanently after completing maternity cover for Dr Elizabeth Paine who will be returning from maternity leave in July 2020.
Children & Coronavirus
At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they like everyone else might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message. However, all the ‘normal’ illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professionals even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19.
GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children .
If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, click here, call 111 or contact your GP. For information about crying babies, click here. If your child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to ED as you would in other times.
During this pandemic a home delivery service will be provided to our dispensing patients who are at-risk and are required to isolate for 12 weeks.
For more information please call the surgery and ask to speak to the dispensary.
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.
How are we doing?
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