Welcome to Atrium Health Centre
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Both Dorchester and Crossways practices have level access to the building. A lift is available to access the 1st floor at our Dorchester practice. All facilities at our Crossways practice are on the ground floor. Unfortunately only guide dogs for the hearing/blind are permitted on practice premises.
Many apologies to our patients but due to staff sickness we are only able at present to offer limited urgent GP appointments.
The surgery will be closed for Bank Holiday on Monday 27th August 2018 and will re-open at 8.30am on Tuesday 28th August 2018
For urgent medical attention please phone 111
For accidents or emergencies please phone 999
Practice Nurse Vacancy; the Atrium Health Centre
We are a busy general practice in the centre of Dorchester with a rural branch site at Crossways serving 7,800 patients and we are looking to recruit an experienced Practice Nurse to join our Practice Team.
The successful candidate must be able to work well within a team environment and will have experience of treatment room working including immunisations (child & adult), cervical cytology, and dressings (including compression bandaging); however training can be offered to the right candidate. Preference will be given to candidates with experience (and qualifications) of Long Term Condition clinics (Asthma, Spirometry, Diabetes, COPD, CHD).
Hours and Salary will be discussed depending on requirements and experience.
To apply please see job description; Practice Nurse v1.0.pdf ; complete application form and email to email@example.com . Please note only applications on completed forms will be accepted.
If you wish to arrange an informal visit to the practice or have a chat please contact our Practice Business Manager, Lisa Fall on 01305 213018; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receptionist Vacancy; the Atrium Health Centre
We are a busy general practice in the centre of Dorchester with a rural branch site at Crossways serving 7,800 patients and we are looking to recruit a Receptionist to join our Practice Team.
The successful candidate must be able to work well within a team environment and will preferably have experience of working in either a GP surgery or NHS setting; however training can be offered to the right candidate.
17 Hours per week:
Monday 12:30pm – 6:30pm 6 hours
Tuesday 1:00pm – 6:00pm 5 hours
Friday 8:00am – 2:00pm or 1:00pm – 6:00pm 5 hours
Salary; £7.80 (rising to £8.00 at the end of successful probation).
Closing date: Friday 24 August 2018
To apply please see job description; Receptionist v1.0 ; complete application form and email to email@example.com . Please note only applications on completed forms will be accepted.
If you wish to arrange an informal visit to the practice or have a chat please contact our Patient Services Manager, Natalie McCafferty on 01305 251545; firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Electronic Medical Record System at the Atrium Health Centre!
On 14th May 2018 we moved to a new medical record system. By doing this it means that we will be able to share your medical records with other services treating you and therefore have better details about the care you receive from other NHS services in Dorset (and possibly further afield). Full details can be seen in our leaflet “Sharing your medical information”.
Over the next few months we may be asking you to clarify your contact details, or do slight changes to your prescriptions. This is to allow us to move more easily over to the new system and will only be for a little while whilst we move over. So please bear with us during this transition period.
Thank you for your help and understanding during this move.
People First Dorset Friendship Club: events from July - December 2018
A member-led club which offers social activities for adults who have learning disabilities.
For details, please click here.
National Diabetes Audit
This Practice is taking part in an important national project called the National Diabetes Audit. It is about people who are at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment within the NHS.
Below are links to further information regarding the audit:
National Diabetes Audit Poster
How your information is used to improve care for people at increased risk of Type 2 diabetes
How your information is used to help improve diabetes care
This vaccination is given to prevent shingles which is a common, painful skin disease. It is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s.
For further details click here.
Have you visited the NHS Choices website?
Leave your rating and review for the Atrium Health Centre by clicking here.
For help with completing feedback please click here.
NHS Choices is the official health website for the National Health Service in England. It contains thousands of articles, tools and videos, helping you to make the best health and lifestyle choices.
Is your child up to date with their immunisations which protect them against infectious illnesses that can potentially be dangerous?
A letter to parents dated April 2017 from Public Health England can be read by clicking here.
To read 'A Guide to Immunisations up to 1 Year of Age' which contains detailed information, including commonly asked questions, please click here.
If you become unwell or have an accident, you can check that you and your family are using the correct service by clicking here to view advice from the Dorset CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group).
It can help you to save time and sometimes save lives by using the most appropriate NHS service.
This Practice currently only accepts sharps boxes from patients if they meet the following criteria when brought to the surgery:
- The container must be signed by the patient
- The container must be properly sealed
Any sharps boxes that look flimsy or not sealed properly will not be accepted.
Patient Online Service: Viewing your online medical record (including medications, allergies, vaccinations and test results), ordering prescriptions and booking your appointments
Patients registered with our Surgery can now book appointments and request repeat prescriptions using their computer, tablet or smart phone, at a convenient time to them using this online service. All patient information is kept securely.
This benefits patients, saving them a telephone call or journey to the Surgery and the service can also be used when the Surgery is closed. For patients with long term health conditions, they can be more involved with their healthcare by being able to access test results and track their treatment.
This service operates alongside traditional ways of accessing services and does not replace them. Allowing patients who want to use this service to book appointments and order prescriptions should help others to find it easier to get through on the telephone during busy times of the day.
Please visit the Surgery and speak to one of the receptionists to register for this online service.
You will need to bring with you 2 items of identification; one of photographic ID in date (e.g. a passport or driving license) and proof of your current address (e.g. utility bill, bank statement, or council tax bill - must be dated within the last 3 months).
You will be provided with a letter containing your PIN number, enabling you to register.
Once you have registered, click on the following link to log in: Patient Online Service
(Site updated 14/08/2018)