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contact your doctors online and get a response by the end of the next working day

 Please note: Some of the eConsult forms allow photo's to be added, these are mainly for skin conditions i.e. rashes. To attach a photo, please select 'I want help with my condition

as this is the only option which allows photos. We are working with the eConsult providers to increase the number of conditions which allow photo uploads.  

Upton Nursing Hub - Video

Our Upton Surgery is currently being used for Nursing appointments only. 
The team have created this short video to show the health and safety precautions that are in place to
protect patients

and staff while on site Upton Nursing Video

Covid -19 Research by The Adam Practice

The Adam Practice is taking part in the study of a Covid-19 treatment.

If you've developed symptoms of COVID-19 which include a fever, a persistent cough and/or a loss or change to sense of smell or taste

during the last 3 days, you may be able to take part in a clinical trial of a new treatment.

We're looking for people who are either 65 years of age or older, or over 50 years of age with a pre-existing medical condition.

For more information about the trial, and details of how to take part visit

Previous Covid-19 information releases can be found via part 1 & part 2

Community Support information can be found here

  Poole harbour 

Welcome to The Adam Practice Website


As one of the largest GP Practices on the South Coast, The Adam Practice strives to provide high quality, readily accessible medical and preventative health care within a well organised, efficient, up-to-date, friendly and caring environment. This is achieved by making the best possible use of its resources and by taking a proactive role with new health care strategies.

We have designed this website to help you get the most out of our surgeries by informing you of the services we offer and enabling you to access all the relevant healthcare information and advice you may need.


For contact information and opening times for each site - please click HERE


For Clinical queries, please use our eConsult service (Link at the top of this page)
We aim to look at email enquiries before the end of the next working day or sooner.
If you enquiry is more urgent, please contact reception via telephone.

(Please note: we do not accept repeat medication requests via email or telephone. Please use SystmOnline or visit the surgery in person)

The CQC carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at The Adam Practice on 23rd and 24th January 2019 as part of their inspection programme.
They have rated the practice as OUTSTANDING overall.

For all our news please see the headlines above or the news page.


Altogether Better

Altogether Better helps health services and local people find new ways of working together – making a difference to people’s lives, releasing new talents and resources, and improving services through a model of collaborative practice.

We are looking for willing local people to gift their time as health champions, working alongside the practice and our health professionals to reshape services, opening up new possibilities, working together to provide a range of innovative activities and support. In other words, a new way of seeing and doing things.



Click HERE to complete an Expression of Interest form, or email


Community Information

We have created a page on this website to provide our patients, and their families, with information of groups and activities that are happening in your local community.


There is strong evidence that people who become involved in community life, keeping active and improving social connections, is fantastic for both health and wellbeing.


“Being part of a community promotes good health and makes us feel we belong. People who feel lonely and isolated often face health problems like stress, pain or illness. Belonging is part of a healthy community –yours, ours, everybody’s.”

S E Frost: A report from March 2012 []




Over the Counter Medicines

Prescribing over the counter (OTC) medicines is changing. Our GPs, Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Pharmacist at The Adam Practice will not generally give you a prescription for medicines that can be bought over the counter for minor health concerns.

Please make sure you click HERE to read more information from NHS England. 

 Improved Access in General Practice

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. Please note that these appointments may be at a Poole General Hospital.


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. 

The regulation applies from 25th May 2018, and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU.

Click HERE to find out more on what GDPR will mean for Patients.

The Adam Practice Privacy Notice


Support for Children &

Young People

"Sometimes it's difficult to talk to someone close to you or to know where to get the advice and support that you need. Sometimes you just need information and advice." - Step UP - Poole

Click HERE to find out further details on how to obtain support when you need it.


 Out of Hours - Telephone 111


Flu - Who Should get the flu vaccine?

NOTE TO PARENTS: If your child is under 16 years and will be attending the surgery accompanied by another family member (e.g. Grandparent), you MUST provide your signed consent. Without this consent we are unable to vaccinate your child. Please click HERE to download the consent form - or ask for a copy at reception.


A message from The Adam Practice Doctors

“The practice issues nearly half a million prescription items every year, so naturally we get lots of requests for consultations about clinical aspects of medication.

The Adam Practice is very fortunate to have a Clinical Pharmacist in our team who is highly trained as a medicine expert. We have therefore created a telephone and face-to-face appointment service for them to deal with most questions regarding your medication, instead of seeing a GP.

Examples of when you would see a Clinical Pharmacist include

Feeling unwell since starting new tablet

Advice on medication changes made by a specialist

Repeat medication reviews

To name but a few.

Please see our Information Leaflet for further details.

We have instructed our staff to utilise these appointments, so if you are booked into see a pharmacist for your medication query, please respect our clinical decision.

Thank you very much for your co-operation.”


Patient testimonials...

“I received excellent service from the clinical pharmacist, having arranged a telephone consultation. All my medication was painstakingly reviewed and I cannot rate this service more highly. This is a brilliant addition to the practice and will presumably allow the GPs more time to deal with patients.” - source: NHS Choices

  "Just been helped by the Adam practice pharmacist, I understand this is a recent addition to the practice and seems to work well, Its worth patients reading about what it provides using the online description. Certainly from a patients point of view I believe it will be very useful once its realised what its about." - source: NHS Choices


Protected Learning Time

The Adam Practice hold Protected Learning Time (PLT) events every year.  These dedicated training sessions allow GP practice staff the opportunity to learn about the most up to date information on particular subjects and Healthcare priorities in Dorset.

During these sessions (outlined below), we will close our doors and telephone lines to allow all staff to attend. If you require medical attention whilst we are closed, please call NHS 111. For all life threatening, medical emergencies please call 999.

DateClosure TimesNext Opening Date & Time
Thursday 16/07/202013:30 - 16:3016:30 Thursday 16/07/2020


Wessex Healthier Together


Patient Online Services



  • Click the link above to register for SystmOnline (you must have the registration document issued to you by reception)
  • Available for patients aged 16 years and over
  • View, book and cancel appointments online
  • Order repeat prescriptions online
  • Update your personal details online
  • View your summary medical record online


To register for online services, please contact Reception. 


   Useful Links

Healthier Together - improving the health of children and young people

NHS Apps Library - Find digital tools to help you manage and improve your health


Online Forms

Asthma Questionnaire

Travel Risk Assessment

Update Patient Record

Health A-Z: conditions and treatments 

Hidden Disability



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