Clinics We Offer
Our practice nurses provide a wide range of services to our patients including:
- Cervical smears
- Suture removals
- Contraception and sexual health advice
- Childhood immunisations
- Monitoring and advice for patients with long term medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma and COPD
To book an appointment with our practice nurse please contact reception.
Health Care Assistant
Our health care assistants are able to carry out the following procedures:
- Blood tests
- Basic dressings
- Initial LTC health check
- Flu injections
- Pneumovax injections
- Blood pressure checks
- Health promotion
The health visitors run baby clinics and carry out children’s regular development checks. The surgery will book mother and baby in for an 8 week post-natal check up with the GP and health visitor and also offer the opportunity for the baby to have their first immunisations. Our health visitors will also see each child to assess their development at different stages. A development assessment will also be offered at 7 - 9 months, 2 years and 3 years.
Counselling can help you to deal with life problems. If you feel counselling might be of help to you, please see a doctor who may refer you to counselling services.
We also offer Life Coaching support and Social Prescribing support with the help of Help & Care (see below) and our in-house Social Prescriber.
Your care will be shared with your GP and the midwife team. If your pregnancy is more complicated you may be referred to the Consultant Obstetrician at the hospital for further monitoring and assessment.
Once the midwife knows you are pregnant she will contact you to arrange your initial booking appointment where she will provide you with information you will need during your pregnancy and arrange any screening that may be required.
Dorset Local Maternity Services Survey
Dorset Local Maternity Services have launched a survey to seek feedback from women about their experiences of NHS pelvic health physiotherapy services during pregnancy and after birth. This survey will be open and ongoing until March 2024.
This is an exciting opportunity for them to work to improve the care that pregnant women and new mums receive to prevent and treat pelvic floor issues.
Please find the survey here. You can also request a paper or easy read version of the survey via the contact details below.
Help & Care; Health & Wellbeing Coaching
Have you ever thought that you should improve your life a little: lose that weight, take some exercise, manage your health, manage your emotions and mood? Have you ever thought it but not been able to find the right time or the motivation or even know what it is you should be doing. Have you ever wanted to be more in control of your life?
The problem is change is very difficult and we get stuck in habits and routines that are not always good for us. Life gets in the way and we get caught up in managing the family, work, kids, partners and ourselves without much thought. We know we should do something, but we don’t.
This is when Health and Wellbeing coaching can help. Maria White is the Health and Wellbeing Coach for Mid-Dorset.
Maria can work with you and help empower you to make positive changes, shift perspectives and reframe your thoughts and feelings. She can work with you to take those first small steps towards your goal. Your goal may seem like a mountain to climb and it can be difficult to see the way forward and the mountain can be overwhelming. She can help you to see the way forward and take those first small steps. She works with patients over six sessions weekly or fortnightly.
Health and Wellbeing Coaching is offered at all the surgeries in the Mid-Dorset PCN. If you feel you would like to access this service, please speak to a member of staff at the surgery.
The practice can carry out some minor surgical procedures such as joint and soft tissue injections. You will need to book an appointment to see a doctor to be assessed.
Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioners
Musculoskeletal First Contact Practitioners (FCPs) are advanced practitioners, usually very experienced physiotherapists, who can assess and manage patients aged 16 and over with musculoskeletal problems, such as:
- All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries,
- Arthritis - any joint
- Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone, eg tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
- Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
- Spinal related pain in the arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, eg pins and needles or numbness.
You don't need to see your GP before accessing your FCP, you can simply book in directly by contacting your GP surgery reception team. Your FCP will take a history and examine you, will order any relevant tests and diagnose your condition.
FCPs will usually provide self-management advice for your condition and can also refer on to community physiotherapy services or into secondary care if your condition requires. Some FCPs can prescribe medications and / or provide steroid injections.