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Practice Response to the GP Patient Survey Results 2017

The practice have put together the following response to the results of the latest GP Patient Survey, please take a look HERE

Latest Friends and Family Results July 2017 HERE

Calling all Local carers !!

Would you like to meet other carers to share ideas and support each other?? Find out about information and training available to you??

If so, click on the invitation attached for details of the upcoming event offered to local carers on 18th July 2-3.30pm at the Trinity Centre Shaftesbury.


Carers reference group


Childhood vaccinations cover the range of vaccinations delivered from at around 8 weeks old up to when a child first goes to school at 5 years old.

There are three good reasons to have your child vaccinated:

  • vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective
  • once your child has been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight it off better
  • if a child isn’t vaccinated, they’re at higher risk of catching – and becoming very ill from – the illness


Are you leaving school or college? Get your MenACWY vaccine

MeningitisMeningitis 2

Shingles vaccine....are you eligible??


Mobile Breast Screening Unit

The breast screening unit is coming to Abbey View Medical Centre from Tuesday 16th May and will begin seeing patients from Thursday 18th May. It will remain on site until approximately the start of September.

All eligible Blackmore Vale Partnership patients will receive appointments in the post to attend.

This is a very important screening programme for our patients and would ask you to consider coming to the surgery under different means of transport, as parking will become a premium during this time.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Pharmacy Summer opening times

For a list of pharmacies and their opening times during the above bank holidays, please click here 2017 Bank Holiday opening

The pharmacies listed should be open over the bank holidays as detailed.   The details are correct at the time published but are subject to change. You are advised to contact the pharmacy before attending to ensure they are open and have the medication you require.

Zero Tolerance

The practice fully supports the NHS policy on zero tolerance. Anyone who attends of calls the surgery and abuses the GPs, staff or patients be it verbally, physically or in any threatening manner whatsoever, will risk removal fromt he practice list. In extreme cases we will summon the Police and have offenders removed from practice premises

We welcome your feedback - click here to take The Friends & Family Test

Enhanced Data Sharing Model (EDSM)

Patients registered with a GP in The Blackmore Vale Partnership are set to benefit from a new way of sharing information about their care between NHS health professionals.
Going live on 8th August 2016, the Enhanced Data Sharing Model (EDSM) allows health professionals who are directly involved in an individuals’ care to view specific information contained within their GP health record; e.g. District Nurse, another GP, Physiotherapist.  This is done with the individual’s consent.  The individual has the right to refuse/withdraw consent at any time. 
Examples of who might be able to access information include: 
  • Accident and emergency services;
  • GP practices;
  • Walk in centres;
  • Minor injury units;
  • District nursing teams.
The EDSM system offers real benefits for local people. For example if you are receiving treatment from three different services, they can now share information and make decisions based on what other treatment you are already receiving.  In the past they would have treated a patient but would not have had access to their full medical record.
Weymouth, Portland & Purbeck localities have already successfully implemented the Enhanced Data Sharing Model. Practices across Dorset have been working closely for some time to be able to achieve this too and we are delighted that we can now offer local people improved care both within the locality and across the rest of the country.
Information shared can only be accessed by health care professionals, other than your GP, when required and only with the patient’s permission. Patients who do not wish to share their information are advised to speak with their local GP Practice. If you have already opted out of sharing your record, this will still be case.
All information is held on a national secure electronic computer system called SystmOne which is currently home to around 37 million patient records. Access to these records is audited and can only be done with agreement from the person concerned.

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