Lyme Bay is a friendly practice situated in the coastal town of Lyme Regis on Dorset's famous and beautiful Jurassic Coast. We offer both NHS Medical and Dental services under the one roof and aim to provide traditional patient centred care to young and old alike. Our premises have been recently refurbished and offer parking and full disabled access including being sited on main bus routes. Our Practice is part of an integrated community team for the area which provides locally based intermediate care, community nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, community psychiatric nursing and social worker. We aspire to deliver holistic modern care at all times.
The CSR Public Consultation Launch
**Don't miss out on having your say**
With just three weeks remaining of the Clinical Services Review public consultation, people living in and around Dorset are being reminded to have their say on proposals that could see changes to local healthcare.
The Clinical Services Review was launched in October 2014 as a response to major challenges which the NHS faces in Dorset. These include a growing population, a workforce shortage, increased demand and a potential funding gap of £158m a year by 2020.
Proposals include changes to the Acute hospitals in Dorset – the development of a major planned hospital and major emergency hospital – along with community services which will bring care closer to home for many people.
Whatever your views and whether you want to comment on all the proposals of just those that affect you, we urge you to get involved. Whether it is online or through the post; please find out the facts, complete the questionnaire and don’t miss the opportunity to have your say.”
More information along with an online questionnaire is available via www.dorsetsvision.nhs.uk.
This consultation ends on 28 February 2017.
Time To Think Differently About Mental Health Services In Dorset
A second consultation on proposed options for improvements to services for those experiencing serious mental illness in Dorset has also begun.
The consultation asks for views on a number of options which have been developed in partnership with people who use mental health services and their carers; local clinicians, people who work in mental health services, local authorities and the voluntary sector. They have been developed with a view to helping prevent crisis, and enabling people to be supported better to help manage crises if they do arise.
An online version is available at www.dorsetsvision.nhs.uk.
Copies can be requested via firstname.lastname@example.org or picked up from our reception
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
The Lyme Bay Medical Practice is committed to ensuring that patients are involved in decisions about the range and quality of services provided by our practice. We routinely ask for and act on the views of our registered patients. This includes involving our patients in decisions that lead to changes to the services we provide, either directly or in our capacity as gatekeeper to other services.
We engage patients through the use of Patient Participation Groups (PPG) PPGs are about implementing real, positive change in communities and increasingly important role to play in helping to give patients a say in the way services are delivered to best meet their needs, and the needs of the local community.
If you are interested in becoming a member of our Patient Participation Group and helping to shape the nature of health services provided in your local community.
Please complete click the link if you would like to Join Patient Participation Group
New Dental Automated Check-in
We have installed an efficient check-in system for our dental patients, it is designed to save patients having to queue and wait and reduce congestion in the waiting room.
Our automated arrivals screen is streamlined and user-friendly check-in system, with touch-screen technology to allow patients to check-in in seconds, automatically updating our system - whilst showing the patient their appointment confirmation. Be sure to try it out next time you visit the dentist.
Our next surgery is on Saturday 4th March 2017. Appointments are available between 8.30am - 9.30am with Dr Watson or our practice nurse Sally Cable.
Please notes these appointments are pre bookable up until the Friday evening. No phone calls will be taken on the day