Wareham Surgery

Streche Road, Wareham, BH20 4PG

Current time is 15:58 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 01929 553444

wareham.surgery@nhs.net

Young People

This page is dedicated to helping young people to access our services.  It is a work in progress and we welcome any feedback and suggestions.

How to make an appointment

You can telephone the surgery on 01929 553444 to book an appointment with a GP.  You will be asked to confirm your name and date of birth, and you may be asked for a brief reason that you need to speak to the doctor, e.g. anxiety, back pain, period problems, etc.  This is to enable the doctor to triage their calls.  Alternatively, you can email wareham.surgery@nhs.net to request a phone call.  Please put what you want to achieve in the subject line, e.g. phone call from a doctor.  Do not put any sensitive or personal information in the subject line such as your name or date of birth. These must go in the main body of the email with information on how we can contact you, such as a mobile phone number.

When you can see a doctor alone

You can visit the doctor at any age about any issue to do with your physical or mental health.  There is no reason why you can’t ask to see the doctor by yourself.  The doctor may want to find out why, and they might encourage you to tell your parent or carer.  If you book an appointment yourself, we note  in the appointment reason ‘booked by the patient’ so the appointment should not be disclosed to a parent/carer.

Confidentiality

As a general rule the information shared in a consultation stays between the GP and the patient EXCEPT when the GP thinks the shared information suggests you are at risk of harm or that your actions may be a risk to others.  This is called a safeguarding issue and the GP is obliged by law to share their concerns with the local safeguarding team.  This is to ensure you and others are kept safe and get you appropriate help.

In your consultation the GP may suggest you share a problem with parents/carers/friend or offer to get you support from a group such as NSPCC, but this is up to you unless the concern reaches a safeguarding threshold.

ChatHealth

With the upcoming events in relation to COVID-19, we want you to know that ChatHealth will still be available for young people aged 11-19 years old to access Monday – Friday 8.30 – 4.30 (not Bank Holidays), whether schools are open or closed, for any queries or concerns around emotional health, physical health, sexual health, family, exams, relationships etc

ChatHealth number – 07480 635511

 

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:30 until 13:00
    14:00 until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED