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.
The surgery will be closed all day for Bank Holiday on Monday 28th May 2018 and will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 29th May 2018.
For urgent medical attention please phone the Urgent Care Service on 111.
For a medical emergency please phone 999.
We are looking to recruit the following staff to join our Practice Teams at both our Dorchester and Crossways sites.
The successful candidates must be able to work well within a team environment and will have experience of General Practice;
Exact Session times and Salary for each role will be discussed depending on requirements and experience.
Closing date: Friday 25 May 2018
To apply please see job descriptions above; complete application form and email to email@example.com . Please note only applications on completed forms will be accepted.
If you wish to arrange an informal visit to the practice or have a chat please contact our Practice Business Manager, Lisa Fall on 01305 213018; firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Electronic Medical Record System at the Atrium Health Centre!
On 14th May 2018 we moved to a new medical record system. By doing this it means that we will be able to share your medical records with other services treating you and therefore have better details about the care you receive from other NHS services in Dorset (and possibly further afield). Full details can be seen in our leaflet “Sharing your medical information”.
Over the next few months we may be asking you to clarify your contact details, or do slight changes to your prescriptions. This is to allow us to move more easily over to the new system and will only be for a little while whilst we move over. So please bear with us during this transition period.
Unfortunately during the change-over, some of the prescriptions requested from 10th - 14th May have been unavoidably delayed. We apologise for this and are processing them as soon as possible.
Thank you for your help and understanding during this move.
NATIONAL DIABETES AUDIT (NDA)
This Practice is taking part in an important national project called the National Diabetes Audit. It is about people who are at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment within the NHS.
Below are links to further information regarding the audit:
National Diabetes Audit Poster
How your information is used to improve care for people at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes
How your information is used to help improve diabetes care
This vaccination is given to prevent shingles which is a common, painful skin disease. It is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
For further details click here.
Have you visited the NHS Choices website?
Leave your rating and review for the Atrium Health Centre by clicking here.
For help with completing feedback please click here.
NHS Choices is the official health website for the National Health Service in England. It contains thousands of articles, tools and videos, helping you to make the best health and lifestyle choices.
Is your child up to date with their immunisations which protect them against infectious illnesses that can potentially be dangerous?
A letter to parents dated April 2017 from Public Health England can be read by clicking here.
To read 'A Guide to Immunisations up to 1 Year of Age' which contains detailed information, including commonly asked questions, please click here.
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 (Clinical Commissioning Group).
It can help you to save time and sometimes save lives by using the most appropriate NHS service.
This Practice currently only accepts 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 ONLINE SERVICE: 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 Online Service
(Site updated 22/05/2018)