Cerne Abbas Surgery

51 Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 7JG


2018 Flu Clinics

The 2018 FLU CLINICS will be on:

TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER 2018 at CERNE ABBAS VILLAGE HALL between 9.30am-1pm

WEDNESDAY 31st OCTOBER 2018 at HAZELBURY BRYAN VILLAGE HALL between 9.30 – 11am

TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2018 at WIGHTMANS ORCHARD, PIDDLETRENTHIDE between 10 -11am

We will also be offering a clinic at Cerne Abbas Surgery for workers and children. These appointments need to be booked in advance by speaking to a member of the reception team. The appointments are available between 5 – 6.30pm on Monday 22nd October 2018.

Are you:

Pregnant?
Aged 65 or over?
A person with diabetes?
A person with a BMI >40?
Or do you suffer from a long-term condition of the:

Lungs, e.g. asthma or COPD?
Heart?
Brain or nervous system?
Kidneys?
Liver?
Immune System?
Spleen?
If so, The Department of Health recommends that you have a flu vaccination.

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Dementia Workshop

Dementia Workshop

A free 7 week course provided by the NHS for family and friends of people with Dementia, that aims to provide an opportunity, to gain knowledge, skills and support that will help in this role.   

Where: Steward Lodge, Yeatman Hospital, Hospital Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3JU
When: 28th September, 2018
Time: 10am – 12pm

Week 1.      Course welcome and introduction.   Understanding diagnosis, what is

Dementia?

This initial session will set the scene for the course. We will identify the differences between the common types of dementia as well as any other types participants may wish to know more about. We will provide an overview of some of the functions of the brain that can be affected by dementia and how this will affect a person’s ability to manage everyday tasks.  

 

 Week 2.       Unusual behaviour and wellbeing.

 In this and the following session we will discuss types of behaviour participants have observed in the person they care for and consider possible causes and helpful responses, medication and gadgets. We will also consider the impact of common physical health problems on people with dementia.

 

Week 3.        Unusual behaviour and wellbeing.

Continued from previous week.

 

Week 4.        As Dementia advances: changes and care.

 In this session we will consider the effects of dementia as it progresses.   Discussions will include personal care, incontinence, and changes in mobility, Advanced Directives and care.

 

Week 5.        Caring for someone with Dementia: It can’t be that difficult, can it?

This session will explore the reasons why carers are at increased risk of depression and anxiety. We will discuss how to recognise symptoms in yourself and raise awareness about how to help yourself.

        

Session 6.    Looking after yourself.  Where to get help.

This session will focus on enabling you to find practical help which will allow you to better care for yourself as well as the person you care for. For example, we will explore ways to get a break, grants and support.

 

Session 7.    Contingency planning:  Expecting the unexpected.

In this final session we will identify what might constitute a crisis for you and the person you care for. We will look ways to minimise this and consider any obstacles that might prevent you from accessing help. We will also outline what help is available if a crisis is unavoidable. 

Please note that this course is not suitable for the person with dementia to attend

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cerne Abbas Surgery: Hazelbury Bryan Outreach Clinic

Cerne Abbas Surgery: Hazelbury Bryan Outreach Clinic

As some of you will be aware, we have for many years run an outreach GP clinic at the village hall in Hazelbury Bryan. This has operated as a ‘sit and wait’ session, sometimes well attended but often with only a handful of patients.

We are now in a position where the demands on general practice have increased, developments within healthcare have continued apace, and we have struggled to offer the same level of service at Hazelbury Bryan as we do in the main surgery; for example:

  • IT issues exist meaning the GP cannot reliably access your medical record, making consultations difficult and meaning duplicating work when they return to the surgery.
  • The open room used in the village hall means physical examination is very restricted and equipment is limited to what the GP can bring on the day. In addition, confidentiality could be compromised as other patients could over-hear consultations whilst they are taking place.
  • Infection control is very important in all healthcare settings and the village hall is not set up as a surgery and so does not reach the standards we are required to adopt by the Care Quality Commission when looking after patents.
  • Finally, we need to get best value from our resources and I’m sure you would all recognise that more patients could be seen by the GP in the time they are currently spending driving to and from Cerne Abbas.

Given the information outlined above, we are now asking for responses to our intention to close the Hazelbury Bryan outreach clinic in November 2018, with the last session, including the flu clinic being held on 31st October 2108.

Note that delivery of medication, appropriate home visits and flu clinics will continue, and that patient transport is available through local groups to get you to Cerne Abbas surgery should you require this.

If you would like to comment or raise any issues regarding this proposal, please email [email protected] or write to:

The Practice Manager

Cerne Abbas Surgery

51 Long Street

Cerne Abbas

Dorset

DT2 7JG

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Getting the Results of Tests Organised by the Hospital

Sometimes you may have investigations that have been arranged by hospital consultants. The results from these tests do not automatically get forwarded onto the surgery.

If you want to know the result of a test you have had under the care of a consultant please phone the hospital and ask to speak to your consultant’s secretary.

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Privacy Notice

We are required to provide you with a Privacy Notice by Law. It explains how we use the personal and healthcare information we collect, store and hold about you.

We understand how important it is to keep your personal information safe and secure and we take this very seriously. We have taken steps to make sure your personal information is looked after in the best possible way and we review this regularly.

If you would like to read our Privacy Notice in full, this is available here or paper copies are available from reception.

If you are unclear about how we process or use your personal and healthcare information, or you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or any other issue regarding your personal and healthcare information, then please contact our Data Protection Officer.

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Staywell Dorset

Staywell Dorset – Helping you keep well throughout the year

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2018 Flu Clinic

The 2018 FLU CLINICS will be on:

TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER 2018 at CERNE ABBAS VILLAGE HALL between 9.30am-1pm

WEDNESDAY 31st OCTOBER 2018 at HAZELBURY BRYAN VILLAGE HALL between 9.30 – 11am

TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2018 at WIGHTMANS ORCHARD, PIDDLETRENTHIDE between 10 -11am

We will also be offering a clinic at Cerne Abbas Surgery for workers and children. These appointments need to be booked in advance by speaking to a member of the reception team. The appointments are available between 5 – 6.30pm on Monday 22nd October 2018.

Are you:

  • Pregnant?
  • Aged 65 or over?
  • A person with diabetes?
  • A person with a BMI >40?

Or do you suffer from a long-term condition of the:

  • Lungs, e.g. asthma or COPD?
  • Heart?
  • Brain or nervous system?
  • Kidneys?
  • Liver?
  • Immune System?
  • Spleen?

If so, The Department of Health recommends that you have a flu vaccination.

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Protect Your Child

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Ear Syringing – Changes

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.

DOC-0126-Earwax-An-LMC-Guide

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Dementia Friendly Surgery

Cerne Abbas Surgery has been awarded dementia friendly status. We will continue to make progress and development.

 

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