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Are you affected by long Covid?

See below for details on a free self-management course run by the NHS which is being run on dates throughout the first half of 20223. This will be delivered digitally.

Long covid poster

Children and young people Healthier Together website

This informative website offers help and advice on everything from pregnancy, babies, children and young people about health and mental health and wellbeing. Click for their website

Covid Autumn Boosters

You may have had an invite from the NHS inviting you to book your covid booster. Please note, we are not offering these at our flu clinics and we cannot book them for you. The Hamworthy Club is offering these boosters and are available to book by going onto the .gov website or by calling 119. Please do not call the surgery, thank you. Please click here for the link to the .gov website with all the lastest information and how to book

Covid vaccination abroad?

If you have had your covid vaccination abroad we cannot add it at the surgery so that it appears on your NHS app. For more information, please visit Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you or your child have had abroad - NHS (

Text messages

The Hadleigh Practice are beginning to send out more information by text and email, such as lifestyle questionnaires and invites to borrow BP machines. Text messages will say they are from 'NHS no reply' and will always say in the message it comes from the Hadleigh Practice. They are trusted links within the message.


Steps2wellbeing have created an information video on YouTube, click here to watch it

Are you a carer?

We have updated our carer information, please click the carer tab at the bottom of this page

Get your NHS Covid pass letter (12 years plus)

If you have a child that is over 12 and need a Covid pass for travel, please click this link and it will take you through to the .gov website where you can apply for a letter. It is valid for 30 days and takes 7 days to arrive.

Please choose the right healthcare service in Dorset

NHS services in Dorset continue to be under extreme pressure.

If you’re unwell and are unsure about where to go, visit or call 111. Please be patient and choose the right care.

Get the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time.

At this very busy time, your 111 call may take a little longer to answer than usual but staff will get to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

For ongoing or non-urgent concerns please contact your local pharmacist or GP practice.

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Thank you for your support.

We’d also like to thank our hard-working teams who are working incredibly hard to care for those in need.

Supporting your recovery after Covid-19

As you find yourself recovering from COVID-19 you may still be coming to terms with the impact the virus has had on both your body and mind.


These changes should get better over time, some may take longer than others, but there are things you can do to help.


Your COVID Recovery helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.

Military Veterans and Families - information

We are conscious that some patients registered at The Hadleigh Practice may be affected by current events in Ukraine. The Hadleigh Practice is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.

Please see recent summarised update about the GP Data for Planning and Research Programme from our DPO (Data Protection Officer):

The current NHS Digital (NHSD) extract of GP data for Research purposes (known as the GPDPR) has been delayed due to NHSD wishing to review the way in which this data will be collected, to conduct more public involvement and information about the plans and change the way in which patients can opt out of the extract of their GP data. Currently the only way to opt out is to complete a Type 1 opt out form and return this to the practice by the 1st September.  However, this extract will not be taken until the NHSD have changed the way it will take the data and respect the patient’s choice for using their data.  NHSD are introducing the following changes to the opt out process which will mean that patients will be able to change their opt-out status at any time::-

  • Patients do not need to register a Type 1 opt-out by 1st September to ensure their GP data will not be uploaded.
  • NHS Digital will create the technical means to allow GP data that has previously been uploaded to the system via the GPDPR collection to be deleted when someone registers a Type 1 opt-out
  • The plan to retire Type 1 opt-outs will be deferred for at least 12 months while we get the new arrangements up and running and will not be implemented without consultation with the RCGP, the BMA and the National Data Guardian. 

This means that you can opt out at any time in the future and NHSD will delete data that they already have taken for research purposes, the deadline of the 01/09/2021 has been delayed until a new system of opt out is developed.  Hopefully, this will be a simple centralised approach via the NHS app or NHS website to avoid paper form and administration work for your GP.
 We will update you when we know more about the NHSD plans to change how you can control who has access to your data.


Covid-19 : Recovery and Rehabilitation

If you have been affected by Covid-19 and are still recovering or struggling to do so, please see this website for advice and support on recovering and rehabilitating after Covid-19 infection

Self Isolating at home Covid-19 leaflet

Isolating at home safely leaflet



The NHS and the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) are currently sending out letters to advise high risk members of the public to get free daily vitamin D supplements if they are ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ from Covid-19.


Please see this link ( for important messaging from NHSE&I.

These individuals need to apply in person via the link above, where they will be asked to confirm if they are at high risk from coronavirus. Their status will be checked and their name and address shared with a partner working with DHSC who will then send the individual 4 months supply. Individuals MUST make a personal application via this route before 4 January 2021.


GPs have been advised not to issue prescriptions for the additional vitamins. Please direct all requests to the link above.


Keep up to date with the latest Governments COVID-19 updates by Clicking Here



For the groups of people that are exempt from wearing face coverings on Public Transport please click on the link - Face Coverings




Live Well Dorset

Have a look at their website and you can self refer to exercise help, stopping smoking and weight loss advice amongst other things.

New urgent eye triage service available

There is a new NHS service called eCARE. Telephone them on 0800 112 0700, they will then triage you and book you in an urgent appointment or direct you to an optician

'Our Dorset' App Library

There is a new digital health & care app library of clinically assured apps and videos. Here is a link to our local site

Physiotherapy Self-Referral Service

Self Manage information please read the information before referring yourself Click Here

If you have read the self manage information & you still need to refer yourself you can do so by using the new Physiotherapy Self-Referral service by Clicking Here        


Text Messaging Service

The Hadleigh Practice operate a text messaging service to patients which includes appointment reminders. If you do not wish for the practice to send messages to your registered mobile number, please speak to Reception to Opt out of this service.  

Patient Participation Group - Improvement Plan

The Practice, together with the Patient Participation group, have reviewed feedback to the practice from the past year from a number of different sources and agreed 3 areas for improvement. The three areas were:  

  1. Becoming a Dementia Friendly Practice
  2. Creating better disabled access at Hadleigh House
  3. Improving Confidentiality at the Reception desks

 You can view the full report and action plan here.  


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