Covid-19 Vaccine latest - 15/02/21

For the latest information on our Covid-19 vaccination programme please see document attachment below:

Patient FAQ Sheet Covid-19 v7


Please contact the surgery if you are over 65 and/or Clinically extremely vulnerable and have not yet had your jab but would like to. 
We will soon be moving on to inviting the next priority groups for vaccine.

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, or if you would prefer you can wait to be contacted by your GP. 

The choice is up to you, although we recommend you do not delaying having your vaccine. 

We have updated our Covid-19 vaccine information for house bound patients. Please see our latest news page.

Frontline Health and Care Staff please see document attachment below:

Dorset COVID-19 Vaccination Programme – Frontline Health and Care Staff

Our Covid-19 vaccination programme began on Friday 15th January at the Poole Ferry Port, and we have now begun contacting eligible priority patients to book their appointment.

We will be following the published Public Health England guidance on the order of people who are priority for the vaccine, this can be found on our latest news page

For more information on priority vaccination please visit

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination, 30 December 2020 - GOV.UK (

Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine - GOV.UK (

The speed of vaccination will depend on vaccine delivery quantities and number of patients in each group.


We will be following the published Public Health England guidance on the order of people who are priority for the vaccine, this is currently as below:

  1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. all those 75 years of age and over
  4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  5. all those 65 years of age and over
  6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  7. all those 60 years of age and over
  8. all those 55 years of age and over
  9. all those 50 years of age and over

The speed of vaccination will depend on vaccine delivery quantities and number of patients in each group. Please wait you turn. PATIENTS WILL BE CONTACTED DIRECTLY WHEN ELIGIBLE TO BOOK IN TO RECEIVE A VACCINE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CONTACT THE PRACTICE.

For more information please visit - 

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination, 30 December 2020 - GOV.UK (

Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine - GOV.UK (

Patients will be contacted by telephone to be invited for the vaccine. 


More sites in Dorset to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations

More GP-led sites will start to vaccinate Dorset’s most vulnerable residents against COVID-19.

The new locations, including Poole Ferry Port, are part of the phased roll-out of the NHS vaccination programme in Dorset and will add to the existing 15 sites that have started vaccinating people.

GP-led sites have been developed by primary care networks (groups of local GP practices) who have worked closely together to develop detailed plans to deliver COVID-19 vaccinations in their wider community locations.

People who have been identified nationally by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) as the highest priority will be invited first, particularly people over-80.

Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you. When we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments. If you can’t make an appointment let us know as soon as possible and we can then offer the slot to someone else. You will be called again.

Dr David Broadley is a GP Partner at Rosemary Medical Centre and Clinical Director of the Poole Central Primary Care Network, he said “The roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme is one of the most important and largest challenges the NHS has undertaken and it has seen everyone involved put in an extraordinary amount of effort over the past weeks and months.

We will be offering the vaccination here at Poole Port in line with the national guidance and I would encourage everyone invited to take up the offer and get themselves protected. I thank all our residents for their patience, we will contact you when it is your turn, in line with the government’s priority cohorts.”

In Dorset, the health and care system is working in partnership to make the vaccine available to the people of Dorset in line with national guidance. This includes delivering it in a number of ways to enable easier access for as many people as possible. The national programme roll-out includes hospital hubs, care homes and GP-led local vaccination services. Across the country, vaccination centres treating large numbers of patients in sporting venues and conference centres will subsequently stand up nationally when further supplies of vaccine become available.

Whilst this is good news, people are reminded to reduce their risk and the possibility of passing it to other people by sticking to the national guidelines

Sam Crowe, Director of Public Health for Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Councils, said “We’re pleased to see the vaccination programme continuing to expand and being offered from more sites across Dorset. However, we are in the early stages of the vaccine rollout, and the recent announcement of another national lockdown should serve as a reminder to everyone that we are still in a very serious situation.

Whilst the vaccine offers us some hope of a return to a more normal way of life, the rise in case rates across Dorset and BCP Council areas is extremely concerning. We must all stay at home unless absolutely necessary to stop the spread, protect the NHS and save lives.”

We know that people are very keen to find out about our developing COVID-19 vaccination programme in Dorset and we will share more updates as information becomes available.

Further information on the vaccine is available via the national NHS website.

We are encouraging all our patients to accept the offer of a vaccine when received. These vaccines have been rigorously tested. Their safety and efficacy has been independently assessed by the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) as with any other vaccine.

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

  • The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has now been approved by the British regulator (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) as safe to be used.
  • Due to issues about having to store the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at very low temperatures, it has been delivered to hospitals first and is already being given out.
  • Please do not telephone us to ask when or if you are going to get a Covid Vaccine.
  • We will contact you individually if and when you are invited to have a vaccine and will keep this website updated.
  • The vaccine will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first.
  • Please act on your invitation when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments.
  • It is essential, if you are given a vaccine, that you return for the second part of the vaccination on the date that you are advised to.
  • Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
  • The NHS will contact you when it is your turn.

Meanwhile, we all need to keep to the advice of hand-washing, face masks and social distancing but we all look forward to the time when we will return to life as normal.

The latest Government information on priority categories can be found here: Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine - GOV.UK (


Key Information Releases from the Practice can be found here

Covid-19 Community Support


  1. Volunteer Groups

  2. Carers Support

  3. Prescription Delivery Services

  4. Mental Health / Support Helplines

  5. Information in Alternative Formats

Volunteer Groups

Below is a list of the several local volunteer groups available to the vulnerable population and those who are self-isolating.

Poole Covid-19 Community support

General support inc. Prescription delivery and Food shopping.

Mainline - 01202 925398 (for elderly without internet)


Facebook: @PooleCovid19CommunitySupport

Þ Please complete the form on the website or call the mainline if you do not have access to the internet.


Bournemouth/Christchurch/Poole (BCP) ‘Together We Can’

General support inc. Food delivery, vet care but NOT for prescriptions or transport.

Mainline: 0300 123 7052


Hours: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week

Þ Please call main helpline number to register for support.

Volunteers will be be allocated to a person on a one to one basis.


Dorset Council Community Response

Providing general support to the vulnerable and isolating population.

Mainline: 01305 221022


Hours: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.


Þ Please call the main helpline.


Carer Support

Carers Support Dorset

Mainline: 0800 368 8349


Þ Call the main helpline. 

Carers Resource Information and Support (CRISP) for Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

Mainline: 01202 458204


They offer advice, information and guidance relating to the coronavirus.

Þ Call the main helpline.

 The Leonard Trust Carers Helpline 

Available to all voluntary unpaid carers in Dorset.

Mainline: 01202 698325 or Text 07742 868002

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm

They will provide practical, financial and emotional support to carers.

Þ Call main helpline.

Age UK

This service is for older people, their families, friends and carers.

Local helpline: 01305 269444


National Helpline: 0800 055 6112

Hours: 7 days a week, 8am to 7pm.

Age UK are coordinating requests for help with issues relating to loneliness and isolation, or support in accessing items such as food, cash or medication. Support is available to all residents within the Dorset Council area.


Prescription Delivery Services  

You may prefer to have your prescription delivered to your door at this time and there are many options to do this. We have comprised a small list below of some online pharmacy delivery services.

  • Payment as usual for prescriptions unless you are eligible or have pre-payment card

  • Delivery costs may apply

  • Orders may take longer than usual and to allow at least 7-14 days

 (please note: The Adam Practice is not affiliated with any of these organisations and the patient registers independent of the practice and at their own risk).


Mainline: 0113 265 0222

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 8:30am - 1:00pm (Emergency calls only)

Þ Register online, by phone (delay in answering) or by post (printing off form online, or call to request form).



Mainline: 0208 068 8067



Hours: 9:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday

Þ Register online. Use secure messaging online or email for support. Currently have a waiting list.



Mainline: 0345 121 9040 0345 121 9040


Hours: 8.30am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 5.00pm Saturday to Sunday

Þ Complete the online form.



Mainline: 01782 597313



Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm

Þ Sign up online using an email address.


Asda Pharmacy 

Mainline: 01202 207010

Þ Sign up please call the above number.

The service is available for people who are extremely vulnerable, over 60s those who are isolating.

PRC Streamline Taxis - Approved NHS Medical Transport Provider

Mainline: 01202 37 37 37


Delivering prescriptions, food shopping, take aways and more.

Mental Health /Support Helplines 

Mental Health Helplines can be found HERE on the NHS website

Pramacare - Friendship Helpline

A helpline to support those of you who may be feeling isolated and just want to hear a friendly voice.

Mainline: 01202 022987

Hours: 8am to 9pm, 7 days a week

More information can be found at 

Coronavirus information in Alternative Formats

To download information in alternative languages and easy read please see

Patients with difficulty hearing can call 18001 111 on a textphone or access the NHS 111 British Sign Language (BSL) through

Remote Oxygen Monitoring Patient Information Leaflet


Community Information

Welcome to The Adam Practice Community Information page. This page has been created 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 []


Whilst we endeavour to keep this information up-to-date, please do contact the organisation to make sure the days and times are correct before attending the activity.

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




Feedback Welcome Here:

If you know of any community group, activity or organisation that is not listed on this page, and you feel that it will benefit our patients health and wellbeing, please do contact our Community Co-ordinator at or via post to The Adam Practice, 306 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4JQ.

For more information on local community organisations, please click on the links below:






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