Milton Abbas Surgery

Catherines Well, Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0AT
Tel: 01258 880210 Fax: 01258 881252 Email: [email protected]


CATCH UP FLU CLINIC

Are you:

  • Pregnant?
  • Aged 65 or over?
  • A person with diabetes?
  • A person with a BMI >40?

Or do you suffer from a long-term condition of the:

  • Lungs, e.g. asthma or COPD?
  • Heart?
  • Brain or nervous system?
  • Kidneys?
  • Liver?
  • Immune System?
  • Spleen?

If so, The Department of Health recommends that you have a flu vaccination.

With flu levels on the rise you are still able to receive the flu vaccination.  If you are eligible and were unable to make our Flu Clinic in October but would like the vaccination, please come along to our flu catch up clinic at Milton Abbas Surgery on Saturday 10th November from 8.30am -10.30am.

If you are eligible for a flu vaccination and don’t wish to have the vaccine this year, please let us know either by phone, or in writing and send it to Hayley Williams, Milton Abbas Surgery, Catherines Well, Milton Abbas, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0AT.

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Sharing Your Information.

At Milton Abbas Surgery, all patient records are held on our clinical computer system.  This allows continuity of note keeping within the surgery and prevents you having to repeat your story when you see another member of the team.  Many people assume that if they attend hospital or access out of hours care, staff there will also be able to see the patient record, but this is currently not the case.
In order for us to work more closely with the hospitals, ambulance staff and other healthcare providers, Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group are encouraging all GP practices to move to a single clinical system called SystmOne.
The new data sharing system will only allow those treating you to access medical records. It does not enable your records to be used for research or other purposes.
Please click here to read more about sharing your medical information. If you would prefer not to have your information shared, please print the information leaflet, complete and return the slip at the bottom of the leaflet to the surgery.
Please remember the system has been designed to enhance patient care and to help clinicians in providing the best possible care they can, for you.
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Online Access

Due to our change in clinical systems on the 18th September, all patients who had access to their medical records online and were able to book appointments and order medication, will need to call reception to order a new password which they must collect from reception.  If you already had access, you will not need to represent your ID.

If you haven’t before and would like to sign up for online access, please bring one form of photographic identification to reception and we will be happy to help.

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Surgery Closures

The surgery will be closed on Thursday 29th November from 3.30pm-6pm due to protected learning.

The surgery will also be closed on Saturday 1st December due to staff shortages.

CHRISTMAS BANK HOLIDAYS

The surgery will be closed over the Christmas period on:

Tuesday 25th December- Christmas Day

Wednesday 26th December- Boxing Day

Tuesday 1st January- New Year’s Day

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

For out of hours care or advice during closures, please call 111.  In the case of an emergency, call 999.

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Care Quality Commission Inspection

Milton Abbas Surgery was inspected by The Care Quality Commission (CQC) on the 28th June 2016 as part of the national programme to inspect and grade all health care providers.  The inspection team assesses the healthcare provider against a set of quality indicators- are services safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, as well as, how well are services delivered to six population groups.

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as “outstanding” overall, achieving this rating in nine of the eleven indicators, and “good” in the other two.

Nationally less than 1% of GP surgeries are rated this highly, and only one other in Dorset has achieved “outstanding”.  The magnitude of this achievement for a small rural team is extraordinary and reflects well on the whole team at the surgery.

The truly integrated way in which we deliver health care so successfully goes against the national and local drive to provide care on a grander scale with much larger provider units.  We pride ourselves on a high level of personalised, patient-centred care and  believe the depth of knowledge the team holds for every patient facilitates the  quality of care we able to provide.

This grading is a huge boost for the whole team but will act as encouragement to continually strive to improve the services we provide and adapt to the ever changing face of Primary Care.

A special mention must go to The Patient Group and Neighbourcar, who’s support enabled us to secure this wonderful result.

For full details of the report visit www.cqc.org.uk.

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