Welcome to Atrium Health Centre
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Both Dorchester and Crossways practices have level access to the building. A lift is available to access the 1st floor at our Dorchester practice. All facilities at our Crossways practice are on the ground floor. Unfortunately only guide dogs for the hearing/blind are permitted on practice premises.
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The surgery will be closed for Bank Holiday on Monday 28th August 2017.
It will re-open on Tuesday 29th August 2017 at 8.30am.
Notice to Patients
The surgery will be closed for staff training (protected learning time) on Thursday 7th September 2017 in the afternoon.
Atrium Health Centre: Closed from 3.30pm for the rest of the day.
Crossways Surgery: Closed from 3.00pm for the rest of the day.
If you need a doctor urgently please phone 111 for the Urgent Care Service.
If you have a medical emergency please phone 999.
The surgery will re-open on Friday 8th September 2017 at 8.30am.
For recent information to parents from Public Health England, click here.
To read 'A Guide to Immunisations up to 1 Year of Age' please click here.
Primary Care Extended Access Survey
Dorset CCG are carrying out a survey welcoming the views and feedback of patients on accessing GP services.
If you would like to take part in the survey please click here.
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If you become unwell or have an accident, you can check that you and your family are using the correct service by clicking here to view advice from the Dorset CCG.
This Practice is currently accepting sharps boxes from patients if they meet the following criteria when brought to the surgery:
- The container must be signed by the patient
- The container must be properly sealed
Any sharps boxes that look flimsy or not sealed properly will not be accepted.
Text message appointment reminders
If you have provided us with your mobile number, this will be stored on your medical records. When you make an appointment to be seen at the surgery, you will automatically be sent a text message to remind you to attend, although you can opt out of this if you advise us to do so. You will receive a text message at the time of booking your appointment and also two days before the date of your appointment.
In order for this to work efficiently, please ensure that you have provided us with your up-to-date mobile number and let us know if you change your number so that the text message will be sent to the correct person.
Patient Access: Viewing your online medical record (including medications, allergies, vaccinations and test results), ordering prescriptions and booking your appointments
Patients registered with our Surgery can now book appointments and request repeat prescriptions using their computer, tablet or smart phone, at a convenient time to them using this online service. All patient information is kept securely.
This benefits patients, saving them a telephone call or journey to the Surgery and the service can also be used when the Surgery is closed. For patients with long term health conditions, they can be more involved with their healthcare by being able to access test results and track their treatment.
This service operates alongside traditional ways of accessing services and does not replace them. Allowing patients who want to use this service to book appointments and order prescriptions should help others to find it easier to get through on the telephone during busy times of the day.
Please visit the Surgery and speak to one of the receptionists to register for this online service.
You will need to bring with you 2 items of identification; one of photographic ID in date (e.g. a passport or driving license) and proof of your current address (e.g. utility bill, bank statement, or council tax bill - must be dated within the last 3 months).
You will be provided with a letter containing your PIN number, enabling you to register.
Once you have registered, click on the following link to log in: Patient Access
(Site updated 22/08/2017)