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.
Please note we will be closed on the 30th July from 3.30pm for staff training.
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
If you need any clinical help, please do not use our 'Contact Us' page. Instead fill out an eConsult using the link above.
Lifting Lockdown tips for a GP
Please click on the link below to read tips from a GP on lifting lockdown.
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.
The government has set out steps to relax shielding guidance.
• From 1 August, those shielding can visit shops, places of worship and outdoor spaces.
• From 1 August, people who are shielding will be able to return to work if they cannot work at home. For anyone concerned about returning to work once the guidance has eased, we recommend they speak to their employer and understand their specific policies around health and safety and workplace attendance, especially in relation to COVID-19.
Visit gov.uk to find out what the current guidance is for clinically extremely vulnerable people - https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19
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