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Flu Clinics

We have just held our first walk in flu clinic of the year. The final one is booked for the 8th October from 08:30-11:30. No appointment needed. If you cannot make this clinic and you are eligible, please contact reception to book into one of the flu clinics we are holding during opening hours. Alternatively, if you have an appointment booked with a GP or a member of the nursing team, please ask them to administer it whilst you are there.

Dr Bartlett is retiring

It is with much sadness that we announce Dr Isabel Bartlett’s retirement as a GP Partner from Bute House Surgery at the end of October.  It goes without saying that Bute House really won’t be the same without her and she will be very much missed by us all.  We are putting together a ‘farewell’ book and this will be available in the waiting room for all patients and friends of Bute House to wish her a happy retirement.

 

Dr Bartlett came to Sherborne in 1985 to join Dr John Tuke and Dr David Townsend as a partner. At that time Bute House Surgery was located in Long Street until it moved to the new premises which were built in 1989. The practice has grown in size since those days and now employs four GP partners to care for the increasing number of patients. A GP’s day and workload was very different in those days and Isabel recalls delivering babies, doing home visits in the middle of the night on her own down country lanes without a phone, sleeping overnight at the Yeatman Hospital when on duty and having to write absolutely everything by hand.

 

“I consider myself very fortunate to have been a member of the team at Bute House for the last 31 years. It has been a privilege to work as a

general practitioner in Sherborne and I have had such a happy and fulfilling career. Thank you to everyone who has supported me during this time”. Dr Bartlett.

 

We look forward to welcoming Dr Katie Thomas, an experienced GP moving from Somerset, who will be joining us in November and taking on Dr Bartlett’s

patient list.

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Named GP

All of our patients have a 'named GP' responsible for their care.  This is largely a role of oversight, with the NHS requirements being introduced to reassure patients that they have one GP within the practice who is responsible for ensuring that this work is carried out on their behalf. If you would like to know who your named GP is, then please ask at reception.  Patients are still free to choose to see any GP or nurse in the practice in line with current arrangements.

The named GP will not:

  • take on vicarious responsibility for the work of other doctors or health professionals
  • take on 24-hour responsibility for the patient, or have to change their working hours. The requirement does not imply personal availability for GPs throughout the working week
  • be the only GP or clinician who will provide care to that patient

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Surgery Closed for Staff Training.

The surgery will be closed for Staff Training on the following dates and times:

5th October 2016 15:30-18:30

1st December 2016 13:30-16:30

These training sessions are set for the whole of North Dorset. For urgent medical problems that cannot wait until we reopen please contact NHS 111.

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