Bransgore Surgery & Covid 19
With effect from 1300 hrs on 27th March 2020, this branch of Christchurch Medical Practice will be closed
We have had to make this decision due to Staff shortages caused by the extraordinary conditions in which we find ourselves.
Burton, Orchard and Barn sites remain open and our telephone lines are open from 08.30 to 18.30 Monday to Friday, to take your calls and to assist and advise - Thank you for your understanding and support.
This is a temporary measure to ensure we can offer you the best service during this time of crisis. We aim to reopen as soon as we are able.
Prescriptions:- All prescriptions where possible, will be sent to your nominated pharmacy.
Where you have not nominated a pharmacy, we will send the prescription electronically to the nearest one to your home address.
All NHS services across Dorset have put measures in place to keep our patients and staff safe, whilst also making sure our services are available to you as normal. One of the measures that we have taken is to remove paper prescription requests. If you are in need of medication, please call the surgery about your options of raising such a request
Appointment booking on line:-
As a precaution we have suspended all online patient bookings until further notice on NHSE advice.
Reception staff will now ask all patients when booking an appointment whether they have travelled recently or had a recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature– please answer these questions truthfully so we can manage your appointment effectively and stop the spread of this virus. Where appropriate we will deal with urgent and routine requests by telephone and only bring you into the surgery if necessary. E consult advice for non-medical problems is available from our website and we aim to get a response to you within one working day.
The patient NHS website is also very useful for the latest information. If you do not have immediate access to web pages then the latest information and advice is below.
- IF you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you are advised to stay at home for 7 days. Do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP Practice.
- If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
- Only call 111 direct if you cannot go online, or are advised to do so by the online service.
- For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Appointments already booked:-
Appointments booked with GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners or Long Term Condition Nurses, these clinicians will contact you on the day and time that your appointment was booked for, to discuss the "problem" with you. If they feel that you need a face to face consultation, they will make an appointment for you to come to the surgery.
This is to reduce the number of patients visiting the practice. Thank you
We have also put together a "Useful list" for people social distancing or self-isolating
take a look at the Tab - " SERVICES" Above "Covid 19 Coronavirus"
(Site updated 26/03/2020)