IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS
THE AUTOMATIC BLOOD PRESSURE MACHINE IS GOING AWAY FOR ITS ANNUAL SERVICE.
THE MACHINE THEREFORE WILL NOT BE AVAILABE FOR PATIENTS USE WITH EFFECT FROM
MONDAY 6TH AUGUST UNTIL TUESDAY 28TH AUGUST
PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR AN INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS MAY CAUSE YOU
Improving access to General Practice Services/-
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, Victoria Hospital - Wimborne.
Want to make changes to your lifestyle, but don't know where to start?
LiveWell Dorset is a service for people living in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset to access health and wellbeing information, advice, support and referrals into stopping smoking, physical activty, weight management and alcohol reduction.
Find out more on 0800 8401 628
Or visit the website at http://www.livewelldorset.co.uk/
Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
From 1st April 2017 the Diabetic Eye Screening Service in Dorset will be administered by a new provider, Health Intelligence. All patients who use the Diabetic Eye Screening Service, will be contacted inviting them to attend their next screening appointment If you use this service, you do not need to take any specific actions. NHS England will ensure that your individual data and screening history is held securely and only accessible by the healthcare professionals directly involved in your care. Health Intelligence will only access information that is relevant to your individual healthcare. The information will not be used for any other purpose.
Wessex Healthier Together
The healthier together programme was instituted with the aim to improve the care provided to children and young people within the Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight regions.
This programme’s main purpose is to provide effective communication between healthcare services in order to allow parents to feel they are receiving consistent and helpful advice, it also allows parents to feel in control of whether they need to ask for further advice regarding a situation or whether they are able to deal with it in the confines of their own homes.
Useful information provided on this website includes but isn’t limited to –
- Advice on maintaining healthy during pregnancy
- All the advice you need when caring for a new baby
- Guidance on who the best person to speak to it is when concerned regarding your child.
- The common childhood symptoms explained
How to access this information/- www.what0-18.nhs.uk/