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Welcome to the Alma Medical Centre

This Surgery is managed by Integral Medical Holdings Ltd.  

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The doctors and staff at the Alma Partnership surgery in Bournemouth are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery and childhood vaccinations.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. ***New Patients*** - to register with the Alma Medical Centre, please click HERE

disabilityOur reception desk allows wheelchair-using patients to communicate directly with reception staff and our large car park area has disabled parking spaces and easy flat access into the building. There are also disabled toilet facilities.

All patients are allocated a named GP who is responsible for their overall care. Should you wish to to know who your named GP is, please ask the receptionist. If you have a preference for a particular GP we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. 

 

PRACTICE NEWS


From Monday 9th October 2017 the surgery will no longer be prescribing Calpol/Paracetamol suspension or Nurofen/Ibuprofen for children. These items can be purchased over the counter.


On Tuesday 31st October 2017 the surgery will be celebrating The Big Pink and raising money for breast cancer awareness. The staff will be dressed in items of pink clothing! If patients wish to make a donation please speak to a member of the reception team.


FLU CLINICS - PLEASE NOTE ADULTS ONLY – CHILDREN WILL BE VACCINATED SEPARATELY

On Saturday 30th September 270 people attended for the Flu jab our next clinic is on

Saturday 14th October and 28th October 2017

9am – 12 noon.

Its a walk-In clinic - no need to book an appointment, just turn up.

Only ELIGIBLE patients will be vaccinated with the surgery.

Eligible patients:

  • Patient aged 65 and over

  • Pregnant patients

  • Carers

  • Nursing Home patients

  • Children aged 2 and 3 (DOB between 01/09/2013 and 31/08/2015 ONLY)

  • Adults and Children in ‘At Risk’ Groups

 ‘AT RISK’ groups include:

  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as Asthma or COPD

  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure

  • Chronic kidney disease

  • Chronic liver disease

  • Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease

  • Problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease

  • A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy


The Alma Partnership will be installing a new IT system called SystmOne on Monday 2nd October 2017. The new system will bring lots of benefits for both patients and staff.

We will not be offering advance pre-bookable appointments on Monday 2nd October 2017, the practice will be running a same day appointment service for urgent medical problems only. Please note appointment the times may vary and take longer than usual.

We ask that all medication requests are submitted in advance, we are happy to provide extra medication to take you through the transition period. From Friday 22nd September 2017, Electronic prescribing will cease and will not resume until Thursday 5th October 2017. 

The practice will continue to accept new registrations during the transition period, although registrations will not be processed between Friday 22nd September 2017 and Monday 9th October 2017. If you require urgent medication or medical advice during this time time please contact your previous surgery or 111. Please call 999 in the event of an emergency.

If you require any further information please ask a member of staff, we thank you in advance for your patience during the time of transition.

 


The surgery is currently not accepting requests for Patient Online Access.

This is a temporary measure and we will update our website with more information in due course.

All patients currently registered with the Online Access service will still be able to use this but may experience some problems.

If this happens, please contact the surgery to book an appointment or email the prescriptions team to order your medications - alma.prescriptions@dorset.nhs.uk


One Apt - One Prob

 


Wessex Healthier Together

Improving the quality of care for Children and Young People in Wessex

  • Are you expecting a baby?
  • Are you a parent worried about your child?
  • Are you a young person needing help and support?

If this applies to you, Wessex Healthier Together are there to help! Click HERE for more information, or visit www.what0-18.nhs.uk 


 

Have you been referred to see a Specialist?

Click HERE for important patient guidance on what to expect when you are referred by your GP to see a Specialist (or therapist). Please read this information carefully - it may save you an unnecessary trip to the surgery by talking this process through with your specialist.

 


 

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Possible Alternatives to Booking a GP Appointment

              Poss alternatives to GP apt           Poss alternatives to GP apt           Poss alternatives to GP apt

 Click HERE to view this leaflet 


 

SELF-CARE Guidance for Patients

We have created a 'Self-Care' page for our patients and their carers which we have filled with various fact sheets and self help guidance leaflets for you to refer to, should you have any concerns.

Please click HERE  to view this page - but don't forget...NHS 111 are there to help you day or night, 24/7.

 


 

How do you communicate?

Do you need information in a different format? Do you need communication support?

If so, please tell a member of the Practice staff. Telephone us on 01202 519311 or email admin.alma@dorset.nhs.uk 

  


  

MEASLES UPDATE

Measles not only affects the young it can affect older people.  If you suspect you may have measles, you have a rash with a fever, please TELEPHONE the surgery first before arriving at the Reception Desk.  Where possible if you need to be seen we will arrange an appointment at the end of the surgery to minimise other patient contact and we may direct you to a side room.  Please book in via the RECEPTION DESK so these arrangements can be adhered to.

PLEASE CONSIDER OTHER PATIENTS - PREGNANT PATIENTS - THE OLDER GENERATION AND OF COURSE THE YOUNG - THANK YOU

 


 

Patient Participation Group - Annual Report

Click here to access the 2014-2015 report.

WE NEED YOUR VIEWS! Please join our Patient Participation Group (PPG) - and HELP us to HELP you!

Contact reception at admin.alma@dorset.nhs.uk 

 


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