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Pharmacy Easter, May and summer opening times

For a list of pharmacies and their opening times during the above bank holidays, please click here 2017 Easter May BH

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

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Flu Clinic Review - click here to complete the survey 

We are currently reviewing the way in which we organise our flu clinic to improve the service. Please would you take a few minutes and click here to complete our survey

Job Vacancies

For a list of current vacancies, please click here .


A huge thank you to the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival Committee and Rotary Club, who have awarded us with a very kind donation of £1150.00 from the proceeds of the Cheese festival 2016.

This will help with the cost of purchasing an ambulatory blood pressure machine. Another machine will make all the difference!


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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