There are several clinics specially for looking after patients with ongoing conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other breathing conditions. You will be sent an appointment to attend if it’s appropriate, but if you feel you need to be seen beforehand, this can usually be arranged. Specially trained practice nurses mainly run the clinics. If you are usually seen for more than one chronic condition it is possible for you to be reviewed in just one appointment, please ask reception when making your appointment.
We are able to perform a variety of investigations within the surgery including:
Please note: You will be contacted if your results are unusual.
If you are asked to provide a specimen by your GP or nurse, it is vital that the pot is clearly marked with your name and date of birth. If we are not able to identify you, the specimen will be disposed of. If your specimen needs to be sent to the hospital for testing, please bring it to the surgery by 11:30am. Please click on the link for How to collect a faecal (poo) specimen at home.
If you have been referred for ear syringing it is mandatory for you to complete a consent form before the nurse will carry out the procedure. This is to ensure that you are aware of all the risks associated with ear syringing and to inform the nurse if you have had any previous problems. Please complete the form and bring it to reception to obtain an appointment with the right clinician. An appointment will not be given without a completed form. Click on this link Ear Irrigation Form to download the form or ask for one at reception. Please note if you tick yes to any of the second list you will not be able to have your ears syringed at the surgery without having a prior check with the nurse. A referral to the Ear Cleaning Clinic may be necessary.
Most of the doctors are trained and experienced in performing minor surgery including the removal of skin lesions, joint injections and cryotherapy (treating skin lesions with liquid nitrogen). These appointments are limited so there is usually a waiting list.
Dressings can be done by the nurses and healthcare assistants. We also run clinics for the management of leg ulcers. Click here for the leg ulcer dressings formulary
These are available by appointment with the practice nurse. Please note this consists of blood pressure, height and weight measurement and healthy lifestyle advice.
We do not provide Occupational Health services at Wareham Surgery.
District Nurse Team Leader: Sister Jeanette Huish
WEEKDAYS, MONDAY – FRIDAY (08.00am – 06.00pm)Telephone: 01929 550784
ALL DAY SATURDAY & SUNDAY and BANK HOLIDAYSTelephone: 07789 271903
NIGHT & TWILIGHT NURSING SERVICE (06.00pm – 08.00am)Telephone 07789 271903
The District Nursing Team plays a vital role in patient care in the community, adapting to meet new challenges and taking on new responsibilities. It is our aim to provide you, the patient, with the best possible care.
The District Nursing Team in this area are employed by, and are responsible to, Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust. You or your family/carer can ask to see a member of the District Nursing Team direct or through your GP, Health Visitors or Social Services.
The District Nursing Team will accept referrals when the patient has a clear need for a complex assessment of health needs and/or nursing intervention and:
There are 3 Health Visitors working at the surgery:-
The Wareham Health Visitors can be contacted on (01929) 550586. If they are out on their visits, you can leave a message and they will get back to you.
Angela Davies is the midwife based at Wareham Surgery, and is part of the Purbeck Team of midwives. The Purbeck Team offers a range of services throughout your pregnancy and postnatally, including:
Midwifery clinics at Wareham Surgery are on Tuesday afternoons 2pm – 5pm (telephone 01929 553444) and at the Children’s Centre (telephone 01929 552864) on Thursdays at 2pm-4pm or 5pm-8pm (appointments necessary for both clinics).
(Wareham Surgery is temporarily without a community matron)The community matron is a senior nurse supporting people with long term conditions, mainly aged 65 and over. She/he is able to work closely with the patient and their doctor to plan and organise care. She/he is also able to co-ordinate support from other agencies, such as voluntary services, etc, thereby reducing visits to the doctor’s surgery or hospital. She/he can make sure you understand how your medicines help you.
People with long term conditions find themselves admitted to hospital because their symptoms have deteriorated. The Community Matron gets to know the patient and spots difficulties as they arise and makes sure the appropriate care and medication are provided.
Community Matrons have small caseloads to enable them to provide a comprehensive service. The caseload is determined in discussion with GPs and other health professionals.
The surgery no longer has a dedicated counselling service. Psychological therapies are provided by Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust via referral from the GP or self-referral. Self-referral forms are available in the waiting room, or click here to download.
Please click on the link to access the Steps to Wellbeing Service website, where patients are able to find information about the service and the ways in which they can refer themselves, including through a form on the website.
This is available through referral by your doctor. There has to be a medical need e.g. diabetes, the service is not available solely for nail cutting. Once you have been referred to the podiatrist you will receive notification of your appointment by post. Podiatry Clinics are held at Wareham Hospital. If you have queries about this service please ring the Podiatry Administration Team on 0300 303 8630.
The surgery offers appointments with the Practice Nurse for travel immunisation advice. A questionnaire must be completed prior to an appointment being given. Please collect the questionnaire from the main reception or click here to download the form. Please note, you must be a patient registered with the practice.
Alternatively fill in the online form: Travel Questionnaire
An appointment will be made after completion and return of the pre-assessment form. Due to high demand and staff shortage there is a significant delay in the service, so please allow plenty of time for foreign travel advice. You may require a course of vaccinations which have to be ordered in. We are currently unable to accommodate patients travelling in the next six weeks. Please note forms are processed in order of departure date. If you require urgent travel vaccinations or do not wish to wait you are advised to attend a private travel clinic.
Please note some vaccinations are chargeable and from 01 April 2017 these include hepatitis B for travel. Click here for a list of vaccination fees.
There is a national shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines for travel and this is likely to continue into next year (2018). There is also currently a limited supply of tetanus vaccine. You may wish to contact private travel clinics to see if they have stock.
Here follows a list of useful website for you to obtain travel advice and information:
www.nathnac.org/travel/index.htm – for all travel information and vaccinations schedule
www.8weekstogo.co.uk – links with other sites for travel information. Very useful for pre-appointment information
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx – good site for maps, especially for cruises
www.vaccinesreminder.co.uk – provides vaccine reminder service with texts, etc.
SOS 4 life – App for iPhone
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Private fees will be charged according to the British Medical Association recommendations that apply at the time for services such as the following: Private sickness certificates, private health insurance claim forms (e.g. BUPA,PPP), driving medicals, school fees insurance, fitness for occupation, travel or sporting activities, solicitors reports, travel medical forms, etc. An application form is required for all requests. Please enquire at the reception desk regarding the appropriate fees, or click here and please provide a stamped addressed envelope if you wish the forms to be posted to you on completion. We require payment before you receive your form.
Please give as much notice as possible if you wish to book an appointment for a private medical examination, e.g. driving medical. We will require the forms prior to arranging an appointment. Late applications will incur an additional fee of £30.00.
Please note, identity verification is no longer done at this practice.
We are currently running several clinical trials at this surgery.
You may be asked at your appointment with the GP or Nurse if you would like to take part.
Please note taking part in any study is entirely voluntary and if you decline to take part it will not affect your current or future treatment in any way.
If you would like any further information about any of the trials, please ask at Reception or at your next appointment.
Thank you to those patients who have already participated in any of the trials we have been recently been involved with.
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