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Information on Covid-19 boosters

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 Afghanistan.  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.


We would like to update all patients about arrangements for the forthcoming Winter Flu Clinics.

Our Flu Clinics will be held in September and October, on dates that are planned to coincide with our anticipated delivery of Flu vaccine. More clinics may be arranged depending on patient demand.

Due to the successful Flu Clinics held last year and positive patient feedback, we have decided to hold the clinics at Corfe Hills School again this year. 

The Flu vaccines and Covid boosters will not be administered at the same time, as NHS England has not yet been able to give us updated guidance on the Covid boosters, and on co-administration of both vaccines.  Our priority is to not delay our Flu Programme and we are therefore proceeding with this as soon as possible, while we await further guidance from NHS England about the Covid boosters.

Please be assured, if you are eligible for a Flu vaccine, our surgery will make contact with you to book an appointment over the next few weeks. We will be starting with the Flu clinics for those aged 65 years and over, as those are the vaccines that will be delivered to us first.

Once we have an update on the Covid booster programme, again, all eligible patients will be contacted and advised accordingly where these will be available from.

We would like to remind all of our patients how important it is to receive these vaccines to ensure you are protected and stay well.

Thank you and stay safe. The Hadleigh Practice

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.

Please continue to wear a mask after the 19th July in the surgeries

We are aware of the lifting of the remaining COVID restrictions from 19th July. However we will continue to ask that face coverings are worn and social distancing rules followed when attending the surgery. Guidance from NHS England is that these measures should remain in place in healthcare settings so the most vulnerable people can continue to attend healthcare appointments safely when required. Thank you. Please continue to wear a mask

NHS app and covid vaccination

Announcing the changes, which come in on 17 May, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said people who have had both vaccine doses would be able to use the NHS app to show proof of their vaccination status. 

Government advice says: "Countries will decide whether they require proof of Covid vaccination for entry, and it is the traveller's responsibility to check individual requirements."

It says many countries will continue to follow other rules, such as requiring a negative Covid test before departure.

People who do not have the app can request a letter from the NHS proving their vaccination status by calling 119, from 17 May.


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.


Please note that during the Coronavirus outbreak The Hadleigh Practice will not be offering any face to face appointments unless necessary. Patients will be offered a telephone triage appointment first, or they can use our eConsult service. Thank you


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



We are not able to arrange any Coronavirus testing for patients, but if you are symptomatic you can request a test by going online to to request a test. Test are now  available to all symptomatic members of the public


Covid-19 & Children

“At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they like everyone else might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message. However, all the ‘normal’ illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professionals even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19. GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children . If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, click here  call 111 or contact your GP. For information about crying babies, click here If your child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to ED as you would in other times.”

Children and Test and Trace Information




During to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) we would like to help prevent our patients from unnecessary visits to the GP Practice

please use this link Skin Tears & Trauma Wound Care to assist you with your wound management



Coronavirus (Wuhan Flu)

Stay at home if you have either:


A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

A new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly.

Loss or change of smell or taste

Do not attempt to come to the surgery or go to a pharmacy or hospital.

There is no need to contact 111 to tell them you are self-isolating.

Testing for Coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.


How long to stay at home

If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days


If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms


If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.


If you feel that you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your symptoms get worse, or you do not get better after 7 days, you should use the 111 online coronavirus service which can be found here: 

Self Isolation Notes: 

If your employers require a sick certificate as you are self -isolating for 14 days, please follow the link below:

Sick certificates for those at risk following government advice:

The practice will not issue certificates for this, please download a letter for your employer here.

Social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults


The Government has issued advice on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). This is particularly important for those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus.


For more information on Social Distancing and who is at increased risk, please visit:

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

New look waiting rooms and uniforms

Click here for a sneak peek

'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        

TIP STUDY - Research for University of Southampton

Have you had an appointment with someone from the GP practice - over the phone, by video or in person - in the past 2 weeks? Researchers at the University of Southampton are looking for people to take part in a study looking at how doctors talk to patients about their medical condition or treatment. This would involve filling in some questionnaires about your appointment and possibly a chat with a researcher on the telephone (this is optional).

To find out more, visit


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.  

Friends and Family - Have Your Say Results

We would like to hear your thoughts on your recent experience of our services here at The Hadleigh Practice.  Please take a few minutes to answer two questions and give us your feedback.

Please click here for the questionnaire. For the latest results, please click here: 

F & F Results for Hadleigh House December 2018

F & F Results for Hadleigh Lodge December 2018


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