Welcome to the Alma Medical Centre
This Surgery is managed by Integral Medical Holdings Ltd.
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 including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery and childhood vaccinations.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. ***New Patients*** - to register with the Alma Medical Centre, please click HERE
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.
All patients are allocated a named GP who is responsible for their overall care. Should you wish to to know who your named GP is, please ask the receptionist. If you have a preference for a particular GP we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.
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Unfortunately, Prescriptions are currently taking longer to process due to staff shortages with illness.
The surgery is asking that patients put their requests in to us in plenty of time - especially as we are coming up to the busy Christmas season.
The prescriptions team are working hard to provide patients with their medication.
Please contact the surgery should you have any problems and we will try to resolve these quickly and efficiently.
CHRISTMAS SURGERIES 2017
Due to the Christmas Holidays, the Clinical Team of the practice has made the decision that all appointments ONE WEEK BEFORE AND ONE WEEK AFTER CHRISTMAS will be bookable on the day only - after this appointments are bookable in advance.
CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS
MONDAY 25TH DECEMBER 2017 CLOSED ALL DAY
TUESDAY 26TH DECEMBER 2017 CLOSED ALL DAY
WEDNESDAY 27TH DECEMBER 2017 OPEN 08:00 -18:30
THURSDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2017 OPEN 08:00 - 18:30
FRIDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2017 OPEN 08:00 - 18:30
MONDAY 1ST JANUARY 2018 CLOSED ALL DAY
TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY 2018 OPEN 08:00 - 18:30
Whilst we are closed, DONT FORGET NHS 111 are there to help you, day or night, 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.
If you require immediate emergency medical attention, please dial 999.
The staff at the Alma Medical Centre wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy and Healthy New year.
Cold Weather Warning
Current alert level: Level 2
There is an 80% chance of severe cold weather/icy conditions between 9am on Monday 27 Nov and 9am on Saturday 02 Dec in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients.
Colder air will gradually spread south during Monday and Tuesday, with overnight frosts becoming more widespread, along with a brisk northerly breeze. A period of more widespread cold temperatures is then expected from Wednesday onward, whilst showers down the east coast are also expected to be wintry at times with some snow and ice possible. There may be significant wind-chill at times in strong wind. However, away from exposed coastal areas, some fine and sunny weather is likely.
If you are concerned about your health or somebody you care for, advice can be obtained from www.nhs.uk/winterhealth, NHS 111 or your local pharmacist.
DR BARRACLOUGH IS RETIRING!
Unfortunately, Dr Barraclough will be retiring on Friday 24th November 2017.
We ask that patients do not book face-to-face or telephone appointments to say good-byes.
Any cards or gifts brought in will be passed on to Dr Barraclough.
The surgery is holding a book in Reception for patients to leave well-wishes and good-bye messages.
Please contact the surgery for more information.
From Monday 9th October 2017 the surgery will no longer be prescribing Calpol/Paracetamol suspension or Nurofen/Ibuprofen for children.
These items can be purchased over the counter.
FLU CLINICS - The walk in clinics have finished for 2017.
If you need a flu vaccination please contact the surgery to book an appointment.
‘AT RISK’ groups include:
Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as Asthma or COPD
Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic liver disease
Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease
Problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease
A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
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 519311 or email email@example.com
Measles not only affects the young it can affect older people. If you suspect you may have measles, you have a rash with a fever, please TELEPHONE the surgery first before arriving at the Reception Desk. Where possible if you need to be seen we will arrange an appointment at the end of the surgery to minimise other patient contact and we may direct you to a side room. Please book in via the RECEPTION DESK so these arrangements can be adhered to.
PLEASE CONSIDER OTHER PATIENTS - PREGNANT PATIENTS - THE OLDER GENERATION AND OF COURSE THE YOUNG - THANK YOU
Patient Participation Group - Annual Report
Click here to access the 2014-2015 report.
WE NEED YOUR VIEWS! Please join our Patient Participation Group (PPG) - and HELP us to HELP you!
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(Site updated 14/12/2017)