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We welcome you as a patient to our practice and hope you will find this website helpful. Please read it carefully. It is intended to inform you of the services available and to help you get full benefit from them. As a practice, we wish to help you recover as rapidly as possible from any illness and help you avoid ill health by encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
Orchid House Surgery does not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, social class, age, religion, sexual orientation or appearance, disability or medical condition. Nor will we discriminate on grounds of the perceived economic work or amount of work a patient is likely to generate by virtue of their clinical condition.
Although we are a group practice and all patients are able to see any doctor here all patients do have a named GP on registering who is responsible for the overall care given by the practice, if you would like to know which GP this is please ask at reception or at your next appointment.
Dr Elaine Davenport
Dr Mark Every
Dr Fran Graña
Dr Preethi Balachandran
Ferndown Medical Centre
St Mary’s Road
Dorset BH22 9HF
Telephone 01202 897000
Emergencies (During Surgery Hours) 01202 872210
(Out of Hours) 111
Fax 01202 897888
(please note this email is for non urgent enquiries only and should not
be used to request an appointment or prescription)
Dr Jenkins Retirement
This June our Senior Partner Dr Neale Jenkins retired after 27 Years here at Orchid House L
Dr Jenkins would like to thank you all for all the kind wishes, cards and gifts. He was particulalry moved by the messages you wrote for him in the memory book and so far he is about a quarter of the way through.
Dr Balachandran has taken over Dr Jenkins partnership and patient list.
Despite the difficulties of finding replacement GPs these days we are also very pleased to inform you that Dr Issabella Beale is joining us as a 6 session salaried GP on 10th September 2018
We have also employed a Clinical Pharmacist Robert Harvey to help with the workload.
This will mean a change to the way we triage on the day urgent calls but rest assured that we will be working hard to ensure that you are able to see a Clinician if required on the day.
Normal pre bookable appointments will remain the same.
There is also a pilot scheme being run by our locality where by we are able to offer a small amount of alternate GP appointments at local hospitals, Wimborne, Poole and Bournemouth, if we are unable to see you here.
Do you have any specific communication needs that we need to be aware of?
Do you need……
Non-Standard Print/Large or Easy type?
Braille or Audio?
To use the hearing loop?
British Sign Language interpreters?
Deafblind manual interpreters?
Please let a member of the team know of your requirements so that we can ensure effective communication with you.
Online Appointment Booking and Prescription Requests
We offer an online appointment booking service for routine doctors' appointments and blood tests. This also enables you to cancel or change an existing appointment. If you would like to be able to use this service, please complete a form in reception so we can give you your log-on ID, password and instructions on how to use the service. If you have been provided with your log on details click the following link to access the online appointments system:
If you are already signed up to book online appointments you are now also able to see and request your medications and view any allergies via this service, click the above link to login.
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The surgery reception is open between 8.30am and 6.30pm on weekdays.
The surgery is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
We are however 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 are being held at Poole Hospital.
ALL CONSULTATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT.
Dorset CCG is party to the NHS contract held by this practice. Further details of primary medical services in this area may be obtained from them at the following address:
Telephone: 01305 368900
Fax: 01305 368947
Web site address: www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk