OFF TO UNI? It is not compulsory to re-register at a local GP practice. If you anticipate returning home regularly you are able to stay registered with Walford Mill Medical Centre.
You can continue receiving repeat medication to a local Pharmacy near your University whilst registered at Walford Mill Medical Centre. Just let us know the details of your chosen pharmacy prior to requesting your repeat prescription in the usual way and we can send this electronically.
Please note, certain medications cannot be sent electronically, however, we can advise you if this is the case. You will still be required to attend medication review and monitoring appointments.
If you have a long-term health condition or will be spending the majority of your time away, it may be sensible to register with a local GP practice of your choice.
Phlebotomy (blood test) Appointments
We offer blood test appointments, including INR blood tests, in the mornings throughout the week with some later appointments available on a Tuesday. These can be booked online or by telephone 01202 886999. Blood tests must be requested by the Practice or another NHS Healthcare Professional so they are accessible via the clinical system.
We offer improved access appointments to our patients. You can book to see a Nurse on some Saturdays and we hold GP clinics on Monday and Tuesday evenings at Walford Mill Medical Centre. Our patients also have access to various appointments in the Improved Access clinics at Wimborne Hospital & Poole Hospital. Please ask our Team for more information.
If you are travelling abroad this year and are unsure if you will need vaccinations please come into the surgery and complete a travel questionnaire, our travel nurse team will access your form and advise if you are needing any vaccinations before you travel.
This service does get very busy, please ensure that you are checking your travel needs well in advance of the travel date as we are not able to offer last minute requests.
Self-referral to Outpatient Physiotherapy at Wimborne Hospital
You are able to self refer yourself to Wimborne Hospitals outpatient physiotherapy service please visit Wimborne Hospital's website http://www.dorsethealthcare.nhs.uk/ for more information or speak to reception.
The 0-18 website is designed to give reassurance, help you know when you should be worried, and offer care advice when your child is ill.
Visit the new Castleman Youth page for information on what services are available to young people including the Castleman and Public Health self care video.
Primary Care Networks - What does this mean for patients?
There is a national direction for all GP practices to work together to service populations of 30,000-50,000 with the aim to deliver improved services to those patients. Primary Care Networks (PCN's) started in 2019 and we are very fortunate to have Dr Anne Elder, a Walford Mill GP partner as Clinical Director of the PCN. We are working with Quarter Jack Surgery, The Old Dispensary, Orchid House and Penny's Hill Practice as Wimborne & Ferndown PCN. We will have access to a Social Prescriber and potentially a Pharmacist this year. These resources will be shared across the PCN Practices. Many of you will be aware that this is not a new way of working for our Practices as we have been working together to improve care as part of Castleman Healthcare. We aim to post regular updates on the PCN work. However, if you want to be more involved, why not join our Patient Group who receive regular emails and meet every quarter with our Practice Manager. Get in touch if you would like further information.
Access our services online
You can book appointments, order prescriptions, view your records and even consult with our doctors online. It is all safe and secure and all you need to do is bring in some ID and request a password from the Reception Team. You can use the Online Consultation Tool without a password, just follow the link to e-consult on our Homepage to consult with our Practice. If you would like further information, please get in touch. You can also email our team on firstname.lastname@example.org