Welcome to the Alma Medical Centre
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.
Our 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.
FLU CLINICS 2018
We have a walk-in clinic for adults only on Saturday 6th October 2018 between 08:30-10:30am.
The dates for the children's nasal flu vaccine will be announced by the end of September.
You should have the flu vaccine if you:
- are 65 years of age or over
- are pregnant
- have certain medical conditions
- are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
NOTICE OF REASSURANCE
It has been brought to the attention of the Practice Management team that rumours are circulating in the local area that The Alma Partnership is closing down/ going bankrupt.
We would like to reassure all our patients that we are not closing the surgery. Due to the partners leaving the Practice we currently have one full time GP – Dr Fernando Gundin. The Management team are continuing to advertise and interview new GP’s for the service. During this difficult time, we are relying on Locum GP’s to enable the service to run.
We appreciate this is not ideal situation for our patients, but we aim to recruit a full Clinical Team as quickly as possible.
If you would like to discuss this matter further, please speak to a member of the team who will be happy to help.
Improved Access for patients
We are working towards improving access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please speak to a member of the team. These appointments may be at a different site e.g. the Urgent Treatment Centre at Bournemouth Hospital.
IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE REGARDING SPECIMENS:
ALL SAMPLES MUST BE IN THE CORRECT SPECIMEN POTS. THE SPECIMEN POTS MUST BE LABELLED WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, DATE AND TIME THE SAMPLE WAS PRODUCED.
PLEASE ONLY BRING IN A SAMPLE IF IT HAS BEEN REQUESTED BY A DOCTOR OR NURSE, SPECIMENS MUST BE HANDED IN BY 11.30AM
From 1st February 2018 The Alma Partnership will not be offering ear syringing services. Please CLICK HERE to read the surgery leaflet on self-care Management of Impacted Ear Wax.
Our Mission statement and values
At The Alma Partnership we aim to be a centre of excellence offering top quality services that are readily accessible to all our patients provided by friendly, happy, well trained and supported staff.
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.
Possible Alternatives to Booking a GP Appointment:
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 519 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Patient Participation Group
WE NEED YOUR VIEWS! Please join our Patient Participation Group (PPG) - and HELP us to HELP you!
Contact reception at email@example.com
(Site updated 13/09/2018)