The doctors work in partnership and hold a contract with Dorset CCG to provide Personal Medical Services.
The Practice Team
Claire and Nicola will be able to help you with any administrative or non-medical aspects of your health and treatment. They are also available, by appointment, to discuss any suggestions which you feel may help to improve our service to you.
Our experienced nursing team is responsible for the treatment room, health promotion and lifestyle advice, immunisation and travel advice, cervical cytology and specialist clinics for asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension. Currently, the team comprises:
Diane Hollamby RGN
Debbie West RGN
Ann Edwards RGN
Joanne Chadwick RGN
Jennifer Cable RGN
Nurse Practitioner - Denise Blackmore.
AMBER Team: Action Management Before Emergency Risk
AMBER is a service provided for the Patients of Christchurch Medical Centre.
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Our receptionists are here to help you in any way they can. They are fully trained and bound by the same strict rules of confidentiality as the doctors and nurses. They will make appointments, organise repeat prescriptions, take requests for home visits and answer queries. We ask you to treat them with courtesy and respect. They are: Lin Horlock, Angela Applin, Tina Cook, Elaine Ling, Heidi Goff, Mandy Scholz-Conway, Jane Day, Debra Drake and Jane McGuigan.
Our secretaries, Sue Morris and Debbie Martin, deal with most of the correspondence between the practice and outside agencies such as hospital outpatient departments and private consultants.
Caroline Ambrose, Gillian Drinkwater and Julie Bailey help to maintain the smooth running of the practice.
Community Staff Attached To The Practice
Our health visitor is a qualified nurse with specialist training in the healthcare of children, the elderly and handicapped.
She assists the health visitor with her duties.
They provide nursing care to patients in their homes at the request of the hospital or the doctor. They can be contacted in the Evenings, Weekends and Bank Holidays on 07789271903.
She provides support to expectant mothers, both before and after birth.
We are a Training Practice. This means we train young/qualified future GPs of tomorrow. As part of their training, they might be observing your consultation with the normal GP. If you prefer the consultation only to be with your GP, please let us know.
As part of the junior doctors' training to be GPs they will spend any time from 4 to 12 months in the surgery. They will have usually worked for two to three years in a variety of hospital specialities before they join us.
As part of their training they are asked to video some of their consultations. If your consultation is going to be recorded you will be asked for your permission first.
The practice teaches medical students and student nurses. All patients have the right of choice whether or not to be booked into those surgeries where a student is present.