COVID Vaccination Update
Our Clinics at Poole Ferry Port can now be booked by calling 119 or visiting www.nhs.uk.
You do not need to wait for the Practice to contact you, and if you receive a letter from NHS England then you can book at Poole Ferry Port by calling 119 or going online.
All adults over 18, and children aged 16 and 17 are eligible to receive the primary course (first and second doses) of Covid Vaccine, and can book by calling 119 or going online.
Adults over 50 or those aged 18 and over and at increased risk can also book their Covid Booster for at least 6 months after receiving their second dose, by calling 119 or going online. Patients in these groups should receive an invitation from NHS England when eligible, but you can call 119 to check if you’re not sure when that will be.
Children aged 12-15 who are at increased risk will be invited by the Practice to book. If a parent has an enquiry about this, please call 119.
All other 12-15 year olds will be vaccinated by the School Age Immunisation Service led by Dorset Healthcare Trust and parents will be contacted separately about this, but if you have any queries about this programme, you can get in touch with by calling 01425 891162 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on the following page: School Age Immunisation Service
Are you travelling abroad and need proof of covid-19 vaccination status ?
Gov.uk says GPs cannot provide letters showing your Covid-19 vaccination status.
These are the current options
Do you have a smartphone or iPad/Tablet ?
No smartphone or smart device ?
· No devices ?
· No Internet ?
You can download the NHS App.
Get started here NHSApp
There also a YouTube Quick Guide to getting started.
You can use the NHS App via a computer or laptop.
Get Started Here at NHS App Online
From 17th May
Call NHS 119 and they will be able to post a letter to you. You will need to provide details of the country you are travelling to for this.
See Gov.uk Demonstrating your Covid-19 Status when travelling abroad
Please note that the government says to demonstrate covid-19 vaccination status you need a full course which is 2 doses of an approved vaccine.
COVID Pass available to children aged 12 to 15 years
The NHS COVID Pass service is now available to 12-15-year-olds, accessible via nhs.uk for those aged 12 and over, and the NHS App for those aged 13 and over.
Children do not need to contact the Practice to get an NHS Login to generate a COVID Pass via the NHS App.
“The vaccine is safe, simple and will offer you and those around you crucial protection against this virus”
Dr Nikki Kanani Medical Director NHS England
For further information or if you are concerned about anything relating to Coronavirus please click here
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – IMPORTANT MESSAGE
Do not attend the surgery unless you have an appointment or have been asked to do so by a GP. Please request prescriptions either via SystmOne on-line, or our website, or via the post. DO NOT collect your prescription from the Surgery as we will send this electronically to a Pharmacy of your choice – please specify where you would like us to send this. For any other queries, please telephone us in the first instance.
If you think you may be at risk of Covid 19 infection OR have symptoms of cough or fever, please use the 111 website in the first instance at https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 and ONLY telephone the surgery for an appointment if advised to do so by NHS 111. Or alternatively use our e-consult service for non-urgent advice from our GPs.
For many minor illnesses there is no need to visit the doctor.
Our appointment wait is becoming longer and availability to see a particular doctor is more difficult, because of the increasing frequency, that some patients visit the doctor. Before you make an appointment we recommend you visit our Self Help and Minor Illnesses, to see if your problem can be better dealt with elsewhere.
The Partners and staff at Rosemary Medical Centre are committed to providing you with the best possible care and attention at all times. It is important that we have your up to date address and contact numbers on file at all times; so please remember to tell us if you have moved or changed telephone numbers. All of our staff are bound by our confidentiality agreement and will also treat you with the respect you deserve.
About Rosemary Medical Centre
For more than 100 years, our practice has been caring for people in the Parkstone area. We are an exclusively NHS family practice, working from a modern, purpose built surgery, the sixth in our long history. We have a superb team of doctors, nurses, health visitors, reception and admin staff who are committed to the ethos of our NHS. But while our facilities are modern, our values are traditional, where patients’ needs come before costs.
Our car park is for our staff and patients alike and can accommodate 23 vehicles plus another 2 for disabled badge holders. Spaces are limited; please be considerate and careful when parking.
There is access and facilities for the disabled, including those in a wheelchair, at the surgery. Please discuss any potential problems when booking an appointment.
(Site updated 09/06/2022)