MERGER WITH LOCAL SURGERY
Orchard and Burton & Bransgore surgeries are pleased to announce that they are progressing a merger of their practices, which now also includes the Barn Surgery.
The final date for this merger is not yet established, but is likely to be 1st October 2017.
This merger will enable these three excellent surgeries to enhance their services for all our patients in Christchurch, Burton and Bransgore areas. In this current climate smaller surgeries are not sustainable and merging will allow us to become more robust with a larger number and more variety of highly skilled staff who will be able to serve our patient needs more efficiently and effectively in safe familiar environments.
DID YOU KNOW THAT THIS SURGERY IS ONLINE?
Have better access to your surgery at any time of the day, wherever you are
TODAY YOU CAN
Order your Repeat Prescriptions Online, Book and cancel your appointments,
View your medication history and allergies
To get access to this service, ask a Receptionist who will give you your login details.
All patients registering for this service will need to provide photographic identification,
e.g. passport, driving licence in order to be issued with a user login.
For security and confidentiality reasons we can only give logins to the individual
in person and we only offer the service for patients aged 16 and over.
DUE TO A RECENT THEFT OF A PRESCRIPTION, WE WOULD NOW ASK THAT IF YOU ARE COLLECTING A PRESCRIPTION ON BEHALF OF ONE OF OUR PATIENTS, THAT INCLUDES CONTROLLED DRUGS, YOU PROVIDE A LETTER OF AUTHORITY FROM THE PATIENT ALONG WITH A COPY OF ID FOR BOTH THE PATIENT AND YOURSELF.
Proposed changes to the out of hours service
Coastal Health GP Services (CHGPS) is a federation limited company formed by the seven GP practices in Christchurch and one in Southbourne (Marine & Oakridge). They are currently working together to consider the potential for an extended, local, out of hours services, operating from 17:00-20:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 20:00 at the weekend and bank holidays. The service will be GP-led and would complement the existing ‘111’ service during these hours. This initiative will not affect the usual in-hours services already provided by your practice.
Your surgery would appreciate your views on the possibility of this service and the following link will take you to a survey which they hope you might complete https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CoastalQaire
There is also a patient event for anyone who would like to attend to discuss this proposal with local GPs and management at St Joseph’s Church Hall, Purewell, on Thursday 3 March 2-4pm.
The NHS in Dorset needs to change
Dorset CCG have produced a film which helps explain the need for change.
Watch, comment, share & stay involved.
Please click here to watch this short (3 ½ minute) film, it has been produced to explain:
- why the NHS in Dorset needs to change
- what we are doing about it and
- how you can get involved.
At the Barn Surgery we take pride in offering the highest standard of patient centered healthcare. This website will give you and your family all the information you require to make the best use of the practice. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.
How to find us...
Christchurch Medical Centre
1 Purewell Cross Road
Enquiries: 01202 486456
Appointments: 01202 486455
Dr Livingstone & Dr Collier.
The surgery is open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6.30pm.