Due to increasing and sometimes overwhelming demand for our daily Sit and Wait Surgery, we may need to limit the number of patients we are able to see. If the surgery is full, the receptionist will help you make other arrangements.
Thank you for your understanding.
Due to the new General Data Protection Regulations, from July 1st 2018 the following procedures will be in place:
The receptionists will need to record in your notes that they have seen ID and consent.
Thank you for your co-operation as we implement this change.
We are able to send prescriptions directly to your chosen pharmacy electronically, so please let us know if you wish to nominate a pharmacy. This will save you having to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.
IMPROVED ACCESS TO GP SERVICES
We are now able to offer patients GP and Nurse appointments outside of normal surgery times. These appointments are only bookable through your own GP practice and are available at The Weymouth Urgent Care Centre weekday evenings between 6.30 and 8.00 pm and at weekends.
Patient Decision Aid - Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery is usually necessary when the knee joint is worn or damaged to the extent that your mobility is reduced and you experience pain even while resting.
Adults of any age can considered for a knee replacement, although most are carried out on people between the ages of 60 and 80.
NHS Dorset Clinial Commissioning Group has been developing a new patient decision aid for total knee replacements over the last year. The decision aid provides information on:
The decision aid consists of a video and a series of questions to enale you to make a decision as to whether total knee replacement surgery is the best option for you.
Register online with your email address to view the video. Allow 40 minutes. You may watch the videos and complete the questions with a friend or relative. http://dorset.medicaldecisions.co.uk
Information and advice about care and support for adults in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.
If you find it difficult to live safely and independently in your home, you can find help here. Our solutions offer information and advice to help you make informed choices about living the life you want. Please click on the link for more information https://www.mylifemycare.com
The Weymouth and Portland Community Urgent Care Centre (CUCC) will open its doors on 1st July, replacing the existing Minor Injuries Unit and Walk-in Centre at Weymouth Community Hospital.
Open from 8am to 11pm, seven days a week, the centre aims to bring care closer to home, reducing the need for trips to Dorset County Hospital and offering a more efficient, joined up service for patients.
The centre will be located in the same part of the hospital, in Melcombe Avenue, as the existing MIU and Walk-in Centre, and offer seven day X-ray facilities. It will provide treatment for problems such as:
sprains and broken bones
minor burns, cuts, animal bites and infected wounds
chest infections and asthma attacks
bladder and kidney infections
The CUCC will not be a substitute for GP treatment. You will be referred to your GP or community pharmacy if the problem is not urgent. However, if you do need urgent treatment between the hours of 8am and 11pm, the centre will be the place to go.
Telephone Number Withheld
Please can all of our patients be aware that In order to protect patient's confidentiality, all of our telephone numbers are withheld. This also means that if you have a call barring system in place for withheld numbers we will not be able to contact you. If this affects you could you please inform the receptionist who will ensure that this is noted in your records. We will then make alternative arrangements should we need to telephone you at home.
If you take medication on a long-term basis, you can ask for a repeat prescription. These may be obtained by sending the repeat prescription computer counterfoil or a written note to the surgery.
You can also register to order prescriptions on-line via the link at the top of this page. Please bring photo ID and ask the receptionist to register you.
If you enclose a SAE we will post your prescription back to you.
You can request your prescription to be sent straight to a pharmacy. Many pharmacies also offer an ordering service. Please speak to your chosen pharmacy to arrange this.
For safety reasons requests cannot be accepted by telephone as this may lead to mistakes (some drugs have similar names and an error may easily occur).
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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