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.
OAKDALE SURGERY - CLOSURE - TELEPHONE CALLS ONLY
As from Monday 4th May 2020 our Oakdale surgery will be taking telephone calls only.
The Surgery is still temporarily closed. You are still able to book appointments and order medication, however this will be managed by our Creekmoor Surgery. If you already have a pre-booked appointment at Oakdale the surgery will contact you individually. For any queries contact the Creekmoor Surgery on 01202 697639 or visit our website www.birchwoodpractice.co,uk
SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE AND SHIELDED PATIENTS
Guidance for Patients
If you have either a high temperature or a new continuous cough you should self isolate for 7 days. Do not attempt to come to the surgery, go to a pharmacy or a hospital. There is no need to ring 111 to tell them you have self isolated. If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or you do not get better after 7 days you should use the 111 on line Coronavirus service www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
Please be advised this service has been temporarily removed until further notice. If you wish to make an appointment, please either use our on line Econsult service or telephone the surgery
All emergency appointments will need to be triaged by a doctor before an appointment is made to come into the surgery.
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE ECONSULT SERVICE FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS; PLEASE EMAIL SURGERY INSTEAD: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-Consult - Email Your GP Instead of Visiting the Surgery:
We are proud to have become an Armed Forced Veteran Friendly practice. If you served in the Armed Forces, if even for one day, there is a whole host of additional NHS services available to you, so please do let us know so that we may send you the information and please see the links attached of organizations that may be able to help you.
Becky Sultana is our Social Prescriber.
Please click on link below to find out more
Information Poster regarding Cancer symptoms - Be Cautious Cancer
REMOVAL OF FAX MACHINES IN OUR SURGERY
Please click on below link for more information:
Removal of Fax Machines
Advice for parents, young people and pregnant women
Healthier Together is an excellent local website that offers relevant and accessible advice for parents, young people and pregnant women. It supplies brilliant information on a wide range of common medical and mental health conditions.
If you are looking for advice, this is an excellent place to start. Please click on the image below to access the website and take a look.
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.
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.
(Site updated 22/05/2020)