Covid Vaccine Update - 8th January
We are delighted to confirm that we have now begun contacting priority patients (those over 80) from all GP Practices in the Poole Central Network, including The Evergreen Oak & Creekmoor Surgeries, to book their Covid Vaccine.
Patients from Evergreen Oak Surgery & Creekmoor, The Adam Practice, Poole Town Surgery, Rosemary Medical Centre, Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre and Dr Newman's Surgery (Family Medical Services) will be telephoned by a dedicated booking team from today to book their appointment.
Clinics will commence on Friday 15th January at Poole Ferry Port, and we will also begin vaccinations in our registered Care Homes across Poole on the same day.
Please remember that we will contact you and there is no need to contact your Practice.
Thank you for your patience.
Dr Watkins & Partners/Practice Manager
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Do not attend the surgery unless you have an appointment or have been asked to do so by a GP.
If you are asked to attend an appointment at the surgery, please wear a face mask or covering, a visor on its own is not enough. Please DO NOT attend your appointment if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms OR are awaiting Covid-19 test results.
For information on the coronavirus outbreak please go to the NHS.UK page on coronavirus or the information on GOV.UK.
The Surgeries will be closed for an NHS Dorset Protected Learning Session on Wednesday 3rd March 2021. The surgeries will be closed from 3.30pm and reopen on Thursday 4th March from 8.30am. If you have a concern of an urgent medical nature during this time, please contact the NHS 111 Service (dial 111).
Appointments during Pandemic
Although our surgery doors are locked, we would like to assure you appointments are being delivered face to face, online and over the telephone and you will be advised on the best approach for you. If you are asked to come into surgery for a face to face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Visors are not acceptable on their own. Measures are in place to keep you and our staff safe from infection during your visit to the surgery. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment. We would be grateful for you to use our online services where possible.
Our phone lines are very busy at the moment. This is due to us working differently to protect us all from the spread of Coronavirus. Please consider using eConsult (which can be found on our Home Page) or the messaging service via SystmOnline or the NHS App.
How we are working differently
Patient Information Letter
Please be aware we do not organise COVID Tests and have no access to booking them. For COVID Testing please call 119 or refer to the GOV.UK website.
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. These appointments may be at a different site; for example, Poole General Hospital.
*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.
On Tuesday 5th November 2019 we had our CQC Annual Review and we are pleased to announce that we have successfully retained our 'Good' rating.