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COVID-19 Vaccination Update - 16th February 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine - The NHS will contact you when it's your turn

We are all excited to hear about the progress of the rolling out of the Covid vaccine and look forward to this improving the quality of life for all of us.

We know that you, like us, are struggling with the continued confines imposed upon us all due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Everyone is trying to make the best of the situation and, as a practice, we are committed to caring for you in the best possible way whilst keeping both you and our team safe.

To keep you as informed as possible, we will update these messages frequently as we become aware of more information from NHS England:

• If you are 70 or over and have not had your Covid-19 vaccine please either :

o Phone 119

o Click

o Contact us on 01202 747496

• Please do make sure you keep your vaccine appointment.

“The vaccine is safe, simple and will offer you and those around you crucial protection against this virus”
Dr Nikki Kanani Medical Director NHS England

Thank you for your patience
Dr Simon Watkins and Partners/Practice Manager

Some invitations may now be sent via text message to allow those with a smartphone to book online. These text message invitations may be forwarded on to a close friend or family member to book on your behalf if you wish.

More information about these text messages to reassure patients can be found here:

If you do not have a mobile phone or cannot book via this method, we will continue to telephone patients to book your appointment.

Thank you once again for your patience and understanding as we work hard to deliver the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS.

BIC NHS Vaccination Invites

NHS England have sent out letters to patients inviting them to attend one of the mass vaccination sites, the closest to BCP being the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).

You can book to receive your vaccine at the BIC by following the guidance in the letter. Alternatively, if you would prefer you can wait to be contacted by the surgery and invited to the Ferry Port. The choice is up to you, although we recommend you do not delay having your vaccine. 

Evergreen Oak & Creekmoor Surgery – working together with The Adam Practice, Lifeboat Quay Medical Centre, Rosemary Medical Centre, Poole Town Surgery and Dr Newman – Family Medical Services.


Do not attend the surgery unless you have an appointment or have been asked to do so by a GP.

If you are asked to attend an appointment at the surgery, please wear a face mask or covering, a visor on its own is not enough.  Please DO NOT attend your appointment if you are experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms OR are awaiting Covid-19 test results.

For information on the coronavirus outbreak please go to the NHS.UK page on coronavirus or the information on GOV.UK.

Surgery Closure

The Surgeries will be closed for an NHS Dorset Protected Learning Session on Wednesday 3rd March 2021. The surgeries will be closed from 3.30pm and reopen on Thursday 4th March from 8.30am. If you have a concern of an urgent medical nature during this time, please contact the NHS 111 Service (dial 111).

Appointments during Pandemic

Although our surgery doors are locked, we would like to assure you appointments are being delivered face to face, online and over the telephone and you will be advised on the best approach for you. If you are asked to come into surgery for a face to face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Visors are not acceptable on their own. Measures are in place to keep you and our staff safe from infection during your visit to the surgery. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment. We would be grateful for you to use our online services where possible.

Our phone lines are very busy at the moment. This is due to us working differently to protect us all from the spread of Coronavirus. Please consider using eConsult (which can be found on our Home Page) or the messaging service via SystmOnline or the NHS App.

How we are working differently

Patient Information Letter

COVID Testing

Please be aware we do not organise COVID Tests and have no access to booking them. For COVID Testing please call 119 or refer to the GOV.UK website.

Improved Access

We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends.  If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask.  These appointments may be at a different site; for example, Poole General Hospital.

Latest CQC* Report for Evergreen Oak Surgery - CQC Report - October 2016

*Care Quality Commission (CQC) is responsible for the registration and inspection of social care services in England.

On Tuesday 5th November 2019 we had our CQC Annual Review and we are pleased to announce that we have successfully retained our 'Good' rating.

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