Poole based Shore Medical narrowly missed out a national award at the recent National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) awards, having been shortlisted in the Primary Care Network of the Year category. The NAPC awards celebrate high standards of care across a number of categories including clinician of the year, Primary Care Manager of the Year and Primary Care Home of the Year. Primary Care Network of the Year is a new category for 2019 which recognises networks which have made outstanding progress since their formation in line with the NHS Long Term Plan and GP Contract. This year’s winner [...]
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Dorset Cancer Partnership is delighted that users of cancer services across Dorset have rated them as some of the best services in the Country, in a recent national survey. Robert Allam, a former Dorset patient said “I cannot thank Dorset NHS enough for the service I received. From seeing my GP, to getting my bowel cancer diagnosis and receiving surgery and treatment - everything was first class. The staff were fantastic and saved my life!” Dr Richard Sim is the Clinical Lead for the Dorset Cancer Partnership and he said “I am very pleased that the hard work that all involved in [...]
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and its local authority partners are reviewing Children’s Speech and Language Communication Needs Services in Dorset. The objective of the project is to deliver a whole system approach to improving speech, language and communication services for children and young people under 25 years old living in Dorset, to ensure services are sustainable in the future. The project is in its first year and is currently focused on carrying out an initial review of existing services. At the same time as collecting this data, we recognise the importance of gathering views and experience from service users [...]
Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre opened today – the new home for patients and staff who have previously been registered with or worked at Carlisle House Surgery in Poole. The new purpose-built Medical Centre which can accommodate up to 13,500 patients features state of the art facilities including ten clinical rooms along with a bespoke interior that is designed to be dementia friendly. Access for patients and visitors will be improved with up to 84 available parking spaces on site and a bus stop within a short distance of the surgery. The Practice was opened to patients on Monday 2nd September. [...]
People holidaying in Dorset are being encouraged to find out where they can get urgent care if they need it and make the right choice to help both themselves and local NHS organisations. Sue Sutton, Deputy Director of Urgent Care with NHS Dorset CCG said “We often hear of emergency departments being used where treatment could have been provided elsewhere, for example ordering a repeat prescription or cleaning minor grazes. We do fully understand that any medical concern can be considered an emergency to that individual and that is why we have a number of services that can help in these [...]
We would like to clarify that whilst we do commission emergency ambulance services in Dorset from SWASFT, we do not specify the response vehicle type by location. We have no involvement with the decision about the future of the paramedic bikes that operate in Weymouth; therefore, any suggestion that we are trying to remove the service is inaccurate. The provider of emergency services – in this case SWASFT – would choose how to best respond to an emergency call; this would also include the type of vehicle used.
Today saw the handover of the new Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre to the team from Carlisle House Surgery. From 2 September Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre will be the new home for Dr Nelms and partners. The new practice will have up to 84 parking spaces and allocated spaces for disabled patients will mean improved access for those attending appointments by car. There is also a bus stop just 100m away for patients who are using public transport. A recent open event in Poole gave patients the opportunity to have a look at the plans and have their questions answered. [...]
North Dorset CCG Locality is pleased to advise patients that, following the new GP contract requirement, three Primary Care Networks have been agreed within North Dorset. This is essentially business as usual, as practices are already working closely with local partners focused around the three community hubs. The three Networks consist of: The Sherborne Area Network: Yetminster Health Centre, the Apples Medical Centre and the Grove Medical Centre (following the merger of Bute House and Newland surgeries) working with community and voluntary sector teams based at the Yeatman Hospital; The Vale Network: Blackmore Vale Partnership and Gillingham Medical Practice working with [...]
Local councils and NHS services are working together in what’s called an Integrated Care System (ICS) ‘Our Dorset’. Part of this is having a shared plan setting out our priorities over the next few years. We’d like to know what in our plans is most important to you, and where we should focus our efforts. Have your say – share your views
Patients registered with the Alma Medical Centre in Bournemouth are set to benefit from a refurbishment of the practice over the coming months. The work will take place between 13 September and 1 October when it will open with a new name – Winton Health Centre. During the refurbishment work, patients will be offered appointments at neighbouring Network practices (Westbourne Medical Centre, Denmark Road Medical Centre and Leybourne Surgery) – with transport provided should there be a medical need. Appointments can be booked using the existing Alma Medical Centre phone number and online services. The refurbishment period provides an opportunity for [...]