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Practice Vacancy:

We are looking for an HCA or phlebotomist to join our enthusiastic team to help cover maternity leave on a fixed term contract. Knowledge of phlebotomy is essential but training will be given in other areas, further details can be found in the Job Description below. We are willing to be flexible but would like you to be able to work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday approximately 18 hrs per week if possible.

If you meet the criteria and would like to apply please email your Curriculum Vitae to princeofwalesurgery@nhs.net for the attention of Sally Holland

Please see the attached links for details

Healthcare Assistant Job Description

Healthcare Assistant Person Specification

CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION (Covid-19)

The surgery is experiencing a large increase in requests for appointments and advice at the beginning of the week. If you have a routine request please call later in the week.

IF YOU ARE ATTENDING FOR AN APPOINTMENT AT THE SURGERY PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK OR COVERING. HAND SANITISER IS AVAILABLE IN THE FOYER PLEASE USE THIS ON ENTRY TO THE BUILDING, DO NOT WEAR GLOVES.

If you have a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste stay at home for 10 days DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY. Members of your household must self isolate for 14 days, if they develop symptoms they must stay at home for a further 10 days following onset.

If your condition worsens or you are no better after 7 days go online to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or telephone 111.

For further information about how the practice is managing your care during Covid-19 please Click Here

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus to protect you and us.

We are open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01305 250989 or visit our website and complete an eConsult questionnaire. You can also call NHS111. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

If you are waiting for a check-up, please be assured we will be in touch

Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.

Vaccination Status

LATERAL FLOW TESTS

The government released a press release saying that Lateral Flow Tests kits will be available to those who wish to use them from the 9th April. The practice will NOT be able to supply these. They can be obtained either online, via selected pharmacies or from workplaces and employers. Please click on the links below for further information

Lateral Flow Tests including a link to local supplying pharmacies

Lateral Flow Test Press Release

Covid Vaccination Clinics Update

The Mid Dorset Primary Care Network have now started to give 2nd vaccinations inline with government guidelines. You be will contacted to book your appointment in the same way that you booked the 1st dose. If you receive a text from 'CerneGP' this is an invite for your vaccination and you can book it directly from this text if you have a smartphone.Please bear with us as we go through this process.

Large Vaccination Centres and Appointments

The government has set up some large vaccination centre and you may receive a letter asking if you want to go there for your vaccination. Please see the link below which explains how they are here to enhance the options for vaccinations, but please if you already have an appointment booked with the local vaccination hub at the at the Atrium Health Centre please attend so that we do not waste vaccinations. Large Vaccinations Centres and Appointments

Please click this link for guidance about the National Lockdown and Stay at Home information National Lockdown: Stay at Home Guidance

Germ Defence

Covid Vaccination Clinics FAQs 11.01.2021

Covid Update 07.01.2021

Covid Update 14.12.2020

Bank Holiday Closures During May 2021

The surgery will be closed on the following days during May. If you are unable to wait until the practice reopens then please call NHS111. Please only attend the Emergency Department at the hospital if your condition is life threatening or an emergency. The Minor Injury Units will be open and details of their opening times and contact numbers can be found further down the page.

Please make sure that you have ordered sufficient medication to see you through the extended closure. If you run out of medication please go to your usual pharmacy who may be able to give a small supply to tide you over, please do not attend the hospital.

Closure dates:

Monday May 3rd - reopening on Tuesday 4th at 8am for telephones 7.30am front doors

Monday May 31st - reopening on Tuesday 1st June at 8am for telephones 7.30am front doors

eConsultant

Dorset County Hospital Emergency Department is currently very busy, if you have a minor injury or ailment please visit one of the Units below if you are unable to self care. You will need to phone to book an appointment, you will not be seen if you turn up without a prior booking.

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Unit

Opening Saturday/Sunday

Opening Week days

Contact Number

Weymouth UTC

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

01305 762541

Bridport MIU

9am-6pm

9am-8pm

01308 426245

Shaftesbury MIU

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

01747 851535

Wimborne MIU

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

01202 856436

Swanage MIU

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

01929 475009

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