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.
Christmas and New Year Closure Times at Atrium Health Centre & Crossways Surgery
Monday 26th December 2016 - closed all day
Tuesday 27th December 2016 - closed all day
Monday 2nd January 2017 - closed all day
If you need a doctor urgently please call the Urgent Care Service on 111.
If you have a medical emergency please call 999
We wish all our patients a happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.
Upcoming Public Consultation Events
Public consultations regarding NHS Dorset’s Clinical Services Review proposals will begin taking place from next month. There will be 5 events, discussing how GP surgeries will be run in the near future.
The following events have been confirmed for West Dorset:
Thursday 15th December – Digby Hall, Sherborne. Public Drop-in Event, 2pm-8pm
Tuesday 3rd January – Weymouth Pavilion (Ocean Room). Public Drop-in Event, 2pm-8pm
Monday 9th January – Bridport Town Hall. Public Drop-in Event, 2pm-8pm
Tuesday 10th January – Shaftesbury School. Public Drop-in Event, 2pm-8pm
Thursday 12th January – Dorford Centre, Dorchester. Public Drop-in Event, 2pm-8pm
For further information click the following link: Dorset's Vision
Flu Clinics 2016
We are currently taking bookings for flu clinics. To find out if you are eligible for a flu vaccination please speak to a receptionist.
If you would like to book an appointment please call Atrium Health Centre on 01305 251545 or Crossways Surgery on 01305 854355.
Our main flu clinics are held on Saturdays, although other clinics are available during the week. Please ask at reception for more information.
Practice Business Manager
For more information about this vacancy please click the links below.
Named Responsible GP
All patients at this Practice have been allocated a Named Responsible GP.
For any questions please speak to a member of the Reception team.
Have you visited the NHS Choices website?
Leave your rating and review for this Practice by clicking here.
Proposed changes to the NHS in Dorset
The Dorset CCG are currently proposing some changes to the NHS in Dorset. For information about this please visit their website at Dorset CCG.
You can also contact them by
Telephone: 01202 541946
NHS Dorset CCG
Our Practice recently had training to provide staff with information about dementia. The training was provided by Kathy Dowling, Home Care Supervisor at Care South.
You can visit their website for the news story: Care South
Below is a photograph of the staff at this Practice who participated in the training.
Steps 2 Wellbeing is a free, NHS service available for people aged 18+ and is provided in the county of Dorset and also in Southampton. Referrals are accepted through the web and by telephone. You can either self-refer to this service or be referred by your doctor and other healthcare professionals.
A range of treatments is offered for problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, etc.
If you would like more information about this service please visit their website: Steps 2 Wellbeing
To view or print a copy of the Steps 2 Wellbeing patient information leaflet please click the following link:
Patient Information Leaflet
LiveWell Dorset is a free service for adults (aged 18+) who live in Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. The service is offered to support and advise people who would like to change their lifestyle.
The services provided include: Stop Smoking, Weight Management, Drink Less, Move More.
For more information please click the following link: LiveWell Dorset
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.
For information about NHS Healthcare for veterans, click on the links below
NHS Healthcare for Veterans
Armed Forces Covenant
Repeat Medication Requests
Please note that we no longer accept requests for repeat medication over the phone.
If you would like to order your prescription using our website please ask at reception.
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.
If in the last 21 days you have returned from Sierra Leone, Liberia or Guinea or any of the Ebola affected countries in West Africa, and you have any symptoms of the infection please do not visit the surgery. Please stay at home and phone the surgery to ask for advice or if the surgery is closed call 111 or 999, saying that you have recently returned from West Africa.
Symptoms include: Diarrhoea, vomitting, headache, rash, sore throat, chills or fever with temperature of 38 degrees or above.
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 09/12/2016)