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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR 2017-18
We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year
Monday 25th December 2017 (Christmas Day)
Tuesday 26th December 2017
Out of hours service
Wednesday 27th December 2017
Thursday 28th December 2017
Friday 29th December 2017
Normal Opening Times
Monday 1st January 2018
Out of hours service
Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Normal Opening Times
When the Surgery is closed
If someone is seriously ill or has had a serious accident dial 999 and ask for an ambulance
For urgent medical help or general health information & advice contact the Out Of Hours Service on 111
Eye Health UK, the charity responsible for running National Eye Health Week, has teamed up with the NHS and West Midlands Local Eye Health Network to produce a video animation to help people look after their eyes.
The video highlights how your lifestyle can affect your eye health and why regular sight tests are important for us all.
Permission is granted for National Eye Health Week supporters to download the video using the links below for use in reception areas, on information screens, websites and social media channels.
The video is also available with English and Welsh subtitles.
The video may not be adapted or altered in any way.
All rights are reserved.
This year we will be holding our seasonal influenza (Flu) vaccination clinics on the following dates. These will be a “walk-in” clinics so if you are eligible to have the vaccination please call in any time between these times:
Tuesday 10th October – 10am to 11am – Buckland Newton Village Hall
Friday 20th October – 9am to 1pm – Cerne Abbas Village Hall
Wednesday 1st November – 10am to 11am – Hazelbury Bryan Village Hall
Wednesday 15th November – 11am to 11.30am – Wightmans Orchard
Please come suitably dressed for your vaccination as you will be seen in a public space
We will also be holding clinics at Cerne Abbas Surgery for ‘workers’ and children. Please call reception to book an appointment:
Monday 23rd October – 4.30pm to 6pm – Cerne Abbas Surgery
Monday 27th November – 4.30pm to 6pm – Cerne Abbas Surgery
At Cerne Abbas Surgery, all patient records are held on our EMIS computer system. This allows continuity of note keeping within the surgery and prevents you having to repeat your story when you see another member of the team. Many people assume that if they attend hospital or access out of hours care, staff there will also be able to see the patient record, but this is currently not the case.
In order for us to work more closely with the hospitals, ambulance staff and other healthcare providers, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group are encouraging all GP practices to move to a single clinical system called SystmOne.
For us, this will mean changing our computerised note keeping system on the 25th September 2017. As we are sure you will appreciate, this is a huge undertaking and will involve a lot of planning, training and time to implement the new system.
WHAT YOU NEED TO REMEMBER:
Firstly, the dispensary is NOT closing during September! We are simply spreading the workload to accommodate staff training and learning the new system, entering stock by hand onto the system, as well as all of the normal day to day tasks that are carried out in a busy dispensary.
When ordering medication for September please speak to a member of the dispensary team, who will manage your prescription for your September collection. This includes anyone who drops in orders, sends a fax, orders online, drops their request to a shop, or orders via telephone.
If you order your medication online or book appointments online you will not be able to do this in September. You will need to collect a password for the new clinical system which will be available to collect from reception, from Monday 2nd October. You will not need to show your identification again.
September will be a busy time for the surgery team so please be mindful that we are taking these steps to ensure that we are able to provide the best possible care for our patients now and in the future. We thank you for your patience during this time of transition.
In line with national guidance we are changing our policy on ear syringing.
Our patients are advised to oil for 14 days and if their ears are still blocked to book an appointment with a nurse, who will see whether they require syringing.
Please follow the link below to view a patient leaflet from the Local Medical Committee.
The village of Cerne Abbas is developing a car service where volunteer drivers will collect elderly and disabled residents and transport them to the surgery, hospital and local dentists for appointments. The aim is to help those who have no access to their own or public transport and once up and running, the car service hopes to offer other essential journeys to help combat social isolation.
If you are a driver who would like to help your community in this way, please telephone 01300 341071 or 07939 262145, or email email@example.com It doesn’t matter how often or how far you are prepared to drive- the more drivers we have the better the service will be!
Also, if you are a local resident and think you may benefit from this service, please phone or email the details above. A charge of 50p per mile will be made for this service to cover fuel costs.
Cerne Abbas Surgery has been awarded dementia friendly status. We will continue to make progress and development, and the surgery will be running a dementia awareness campaign between 17th and 24th May 2017.