Welcome to The Birchwood Medical Centre
We aim to offer a friendly, efficient, modern, family doctor service in fully-equipped, well-run practices. Dr David Goodworth, Dr Christopher Cole, Dr Ben Wallace and Dr Helen Platts work in partnership, alongside Dr Laura Carey, Dr Emily Harvey and Dr Stephanie Dalton, who cover both the Creekmoor and Oakdale surgeries.
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.
EConsult - Email Your GP Instead of Visiting the Surgery:
Electronic Repeat Dispensing:
Our Practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) who is providing NHS numbers for those patients that maybe suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS Prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.
We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask. These appointments may be at a different site; for example, Poole General Hospital.
For more information please click on the Park Run link below:
CQC Care Quality Commission
The Birchwood Practice are very pleased to inform our patients that we have received an overall rating of GOOD from our recent CQC Inspection. Please click on the link below to view the full report.
Click Here For CQC Inspection Report of 25.10.16
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.
GP Patient Survey 2019
If you get a questionnaire in January, please take part as it provides vital information to help improve local services and inform national decisions. You can help by encouraging other people you know to complete it, if they`re invited. You can also visit www.gp-patient.co.uk to find out more.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Laura Carey has given birth to a healthy baby girl called Erin and Dr Lucy Morle also as given birth to a baby girl called Aoife.
Dr Dalton will be returning from Maternity leave in January and Dr Shah will be covering Dr Carey`s clinics.
(Site updated 14/03/2019)