News

  • *SURGERY CLOSURES*
    There are currently no planned surgery closures. For out of hours care or advice during closures, please call 111.  In the case of an emergency, call 999.
  • Volunteer Needed!
    We are looking for another volunteer to join our Wellbeing Team and help lead our walking group. It would be once a month on a Wednesday morning. Could that be you? For more information, please contact Kelly at the surgery either by calling 01258 880210 or by sending an email to [email protected] To see our… Read more: Volunteer Needed!
  • Wellness Event ~ 16.07.2024
    Milton Abbas Surgery Wellbeing Event on Tuesday 16th July 2024 1.00pm – 5.00pm at the Winterborne Whitechurch Village Hall. Come along to have your blood pressure checked, chat with one of our Digital Care Coordinators for your healthcare app questions, and speak with members of our Wellbeing Team. We will also be having other support… Read more: Wellness Event ~ 16.07.2024
  • Carers Coffee Morning ~ 02.07.2024
    Invitation to all unpaid carers: We would like to warmly invite you to a Carers Coffee Morning on Tuesday 2nd July 2024 at the Winterborne Whitechurch Village Hall 10.30am till 12.30pm. Whether you would like to come on your own for some ‘me time’ or with the person you care for, it would be great… Read more: Carers Coffee Morning ~ 02.07.2024
  • Carers Week ~ 10.06.2024
    Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, recognise the contribution carers make to families and communities, and highlight the challenges unpaid carers face. It helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities, to identify as carers and access much-needed support. This years theme for Carers week is ‘Putting… Read more: Carers Week ~ 10.06.2024
  • Update to Prescriptions #HelpYourNHS June 2024
    Prescriptions for 35 minor conditions are no longer available in Dorset such as hayfever, colds and indigestion. Help your NHS and visit your pharmacy or supermarket instead. #helpyournhs For more information visit  www.nhsdorset.nhs.uk/helpyournhs or click here to download a leaflet.
  • IMPORTANT: Text Message Appointment Reminders
    There is a national problem with MJOG (the system that sends out text reminders to patients) which they are aware of and is being worked on. Text reminders sent for new appointments booked from today onwards are correct, but it is sending out text reminders for already booked appointments with the wrong time. If your… Read more: IMPORTANT: Text Message Appointment Reminders
  • eConsults
    Please can we ask that from now onwards, rather than use the surgery email address for clinical or medication queries, you complete an eConsult form online as the GP’s no longer take questions via email. This would also include requests for sick notes. To access the eConsult service please click on the ‘Consult with your… Read more: eConsults
  • COVID Spring 2024 Boosters
    Those eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine this spring include: How can I book? You can book via the NHS App, the NHS National Booking Service website or by calling 119. You can check your eligibility and book online at nhs.uk/get-vaccine. You do not need to be invited to book your COVID spring vaccine. Can I… Read more: COVID Spring 2024 Boosters
  • Repeat prescriptions? Only order what you need
    Did you know that approximately 1.6 million medicine items are wasted unnecessarily in Dorset each year? Did you know that if healthcare were a country, it would be the 5th biggest carbon emitter in the world? In the UK, the NHS has estimated that the manufacture, supply, and use of pharmaceuticals accounts for 25% of… Read more: Repeat prescriptions? Only order what you need
  • Cervical Screening
    You may have recently heard that the NHS has pledged to eliminate cervical cancer by 2040 for the first time ever, which could save thousands of lives every year in England. To achieve this pledge, the NHS needs to ensure women come forward for cervical screening. Cervical screening at Milton Abbas Surgery is carried out… Read more: Cervical Screening
  • Improve Your Inhaler Technique!
    Watch these short videos to learn how to use your inhaler properly and better manage your respiratory symptoms: How to use your inhaler | Asthma + Lung UK (asthmaandlung.org.uk)
  • Using the NHS App
    If you’re a patient at our practice, you can use the NHS App to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. It doesn’t replace existing services. You can still contact us in the usual ways. But, once you have verified your identity in the app, you will have easy, 24/7 access… Read more: Using the NHS App
  • BRIDGIT for Carers
    BRIDGIT is a self-help service for unpaid carers, currently being trialled by the Mid Dorset Practice Care Network and Dorset Council. It provides access to online support for anyone who assists a friend or relative. It’s free and quick to use, and can help them to get access to advise, local events, discounts, and services.… Read more: BRIDGIT for Carers
  • Pan Dorset Advocacy Service
    SWAN (South West Advocacy Network) is a leading independent advocacy charity – providing advocacy services throughout the south west and bordering counties since 1999.  They are delighted to be delivering a Pan Dorset Advocacy Service from 1st June 2023 (previously delivered by Dorset Advocacy). Please see this leaflet which sets out the advocacy services that… Read more: Pan Dorset Advocacy Service
  • Urinary Tract Infections
    Just a reminder that we have changed our surgery policy for patients with symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Rather than just dropping in a urine sample for the Nurses to dip, our GPs would like to examine you. So if you think you have a water infection, please contact the surgery on 01258 880210… Read more: Urinary Tract Infections