News

  • *SURGERY CLOSURES*
    The surgery will be closed on Friday 29th March 2024 and Monday 1st April 2024 for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. For out of hours care or advice during closures, please call 111.  In the case of an emergency, call 999.
  • 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
  • Self-care for Minor Ailments Over Winter
    As winter approaches, more of us will get sick and suffer from various illnesses. When you start feeling unwell, don’t wait until your condition worsens – seek expert advice on what to do from your local pharmacist. They can recommend treatments and how to manage your symptoms to help you recover quicker. And remember, there… Read more: Self-care for Minor Ailments Over Winter
  • 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)
  • Beware Scam Emails ~ December 2023
    A phishing email is circulating with fake Lloyds Pharmacy emails. Scammers are pretending to be LloydsDirect, promising easy prescription management and free delivery. These emails contain links designed to steal personal/financial information or install malware. The fraudsters have made the emails appear more genuine by including LloydsDirect/NHS logos and Trustpilot reviews. However, these emails are… Read more: Beware Scam Emails ~ December 2023
  • Understanding Menopause Booklet
    An Understanding Menopause booklet has been produced with British Menopause Society Accredited Menopause specialists and contains everything we all need to know about Perimenopause and Menopause. This is a FREE resource. To download your own PDF copy, please click here. For more information, please go to menopausesupport.co.uk. If you, or someone you know, are not… Read more: Understanding Menopause Booklet
  • Better Care for Carers Awards ~ October 2023
    Better Care for Carers is an accreditation scheme that encourages GP practices to have a consistent approach of support for their carers. It is very much about a ‘whole practice’ approach and engagement with the scheme works towards a complete shift in culture. The accreditation awards a practice one of four levels: bronze, silver, gold… Read more: Better Care for Carers Awards ~ October 2023
  • 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
  • Wearing Masks ~ April 2023
    The partners have decided that mask wearing in the surgery is now up to the individual attending their appointment, although we would still encourage you to wear a mask if you are attending with a respiratory illness or COVID symptoms. Please be prepared that a clinician may ask you to wear a mask during your… Read more: Wearing Masks ~ April 2023
  • 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
  • Cost of Living Help
    If money is tight and life is worrying you, act early to prevent small problems turning into bigger ones. Please click here to see a list of support and information that you may find useful. There has also been a ‘Where To Get Help’ leaflet produced for those living in the Dorchester area, but which… Read more: Cost of Living Help
  • Surgery Email Address
    If you have a medical concern or question, please can you phone the surgery on 01258 880210 to book a telephone consultation with a GP or complete an eConsult online rather than use the surgery email address. By doing so, we can make sure that you access the medical help you need as speedily as… Read more: Surgery Email Address