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Help with the Cost of Living

With the cost of living impacting our residents, Dorset Council is working with Citizens Advice and Age UK to signpost people to advice and support on things like money, support for parents and older people, access to affordable food, utility bills, housing, and mental health. More information is available on the Dorset Council Website, just follow the link below

Cost of living help - Dorset Council

Cost of Living Support Leaflet


My Planned Care - website

https://www.myplannedcare.nhs.uk/

The My Planned Care website supports people waiting for a hospital appointment, operation or treatment, and gives advice and support while waiting. This includes access to average waiting times and other useful advice and local services. Patients can check the website of their allocated hospital for any information they may need before contacting their hospital or GP practice. Carers, friends, relatives and NHS teams can also see this information and, if needed, help guide people through the detail.

 
The site is easy-to-use and updated weekly with other advice and information on how to manage pain, keeping healthy, looking after mental health, accessing financial help and other local support services. The site can also help patients to prepare for their appointment or operation, including practical suggestions about how to manage symptoms and help prevent these from getting worse.

 Please choose the right healthcare service in Dorset 

NHS services in Dorset continue to be under extreme pressure. 

If you’re unwell and are unsure about where to go, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Please be patient and choose the right care. 

Get the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time. 

At this very busy time, your 111 call may take a little longer to answer than usual but staff will get to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience. 

For ongoing or non-urgent concerns please contact your local pharmacist or GP practice. 

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Thank you for your support.

 We’d also like to thank our hard-working teams who are working incredibly hard to care for those in need.


To all our Patients

We remain concerned about the effect of Covid-19 and, although we are pleased to see the restrictions relaxed, we are still mindful that rates of Covid in the community are very high. The demand on health care services remains significant as a result of staff sickness and patient need.  So, we must prioritise the patients who are most vulnerable. 

It is important that you continue to put your health first and seek urgent medical help when you need it.  

You may have to wait longer than usual for a routine appointment and there may be a delay in accessing some non-urgent reviews.  We are working very hard to get back to normal, so please be patient with our staff.  We are very grateful for your understanding.

 Please continue to wear a face mask if you enter the practice,

infection control guidance for GP surgeries remains the same and requires us to continue to take precautions.
 

Before contacting the practice, please do consider self-help and pharmacy options:

 Help us to keep you all safe and well by keeping our phone lines free for those who need urgent medical help.

Thank you

GP Partners & Practice Manager


Shingles Vaccines- available for patients aged 70 - 79

           please click here  see attached

Patients aged 70 - 79 with a reduced immunity are invited to have a Shingles vaccination in the form of a Shingrix Vaccine. Please see the information leaflet below.

Shingrix

Shingles vaccine is available for all other patients aged 70 - 79 

For an appointment, please contact the surgery.


Working hard to keep you safe

Infection Prevention and Control

At Christchurch Medical practice we have a dedicated team who are
committed to ensuring all patients and staff are safe from the risk of infection.

Please see the document above 


Handy APPS


De-Fibrilators in Bransgore and Burley Areas

Public Access Defibrillators (AED) located at 

  • Bransgore Medical Centre, Ringwood Road, Bransgore 

  • Bransgore Village Hall, Burley Road, Bransgore

  • Harrow Wood Farm and Caravan Park, Bransgore

  • Bransgore Primary School, Ringwood Rd, Bransgore

  • Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley

 

Please be advised that our team have placed a plastic bag in with the AED which contains two disposable face masks and one set of protective gloves.

These are in addition to the “Ready Kit” already kept with the AED which contains Shears, razor, gloves  etc.

 

The two face masks are to provide protection for any rescuer/ person using the defibrillator on a patient, and the second should be placed on the patient being resuscitated. Gloves are for the rescuer. They should be disposed of after use as clinical waste.

 

During the current Covid-19 emergency the advice from the Resuscitation Council UK is that “rescue breaths” should no longer be undertaken on a casualty in cardiac arrest. There is a chance of droplets being exhaled by the casualty during rescue breaths which, in some cases, may present a risk to the rescuer. As there is a small possibility that this may occur also during chest compressions, untrained persons assisting in such cases should  restrict their actions to

 

  1. Ensuring an ambulance has been called

  2. Placing a mask on themselves to cover mouth and nose and adjust to suit as a precaution. Wear the gloves provided if felt necessary.

  3. Place a mask over the mouth and nose of the casualty in cardiac arrest as a precaution

  4. Use of the defibrillator followed by:-

  5. Continuous chest compressions at the rate of 100-120 per minute to a depth of 5-6 cm.

 

You can view the guidance from the Resuscitation Council UK at https://www.resus.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-06/Resuscitation%20Council%20UK%20Statement%20on%20COVID-19%20in%20relation%20to%20CPR%20and%20resuscitation%20in%20first%20aid%20and%20community%20settings13052020.pdf


Serving You

Partners in Care Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. ( Please see our " services" tab for further information)

This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

Practice Map updated map in progress. (click on, zoom in and check if your address is within our boundary )


Reducing your risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Join the FREE Dorset Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Event!

This is a free patient webinar on Wednesday, 4th May between 13:00 - 13:40. Click on the document below to view more information and details on registering for the webinar. More Webinars dates will also be available throughout the year.

Patient Webinar - Type 2 Diabetes - Reduce your risk

To register for the event, click https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/319401497477 


Mental Health Leaflets

Health Appointments

Mental Health Leaflet

Young People - Self harm GP appointments

There is information through the web page on how you might register for the CMP Patient Participation Group [PPG], whether this is attending PPG meetings or if you would like to be part of the virtual PPG. Please let us know through the forms included in ‘Have Your Say’ if you would like to be involved.

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