Healthstone is a federation of primary care practices devoted to the improved quality and provision of services for patients across the Poole area. The locality is sometimes referred to as a 'cluster' or a 'federation' in Department of Health speak.
Healthstone, however, is better thought of as our health community hub, around which we, as primary care teams, hope to shape, design and improve services to patients.
There are many challenges ahead as the health service goes through another complex reorganisation. Patient care and quality service are the focus of our endeavors. Fortunately we have a vibrant community who share these aspirations for excellence and who see and understand the benefits of team working and sharing ideas to build a better service. Health promotion issues are very important and we wish to hear from patients about ideas they have that might help promote healthier lifestyles.
Vanguard We have been busy writing the first stage document for the Vanguard project. Lots of meetings have been held
Due to the very high demand and pressures on the system over Christmas and New Year, Wessex Road Surgery, at