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Welcome to The Birchwood Medical Centre
We aim to offer a friendly, efficient, modern, family doctor service in fully-equipped, well-run practices. Dr David Goodworth and Dr Christopher Cole work in partnership, alongside Dr Ben Wallace, Dr Helen Platts, Dr Laura Carey, Dr Emily Harvey and Dr Stephanie Dalton, who cover both the Creekmoor and Oakdale surgeries.
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Please see our Newsletter for April 2018: Newsletter 2018
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.
CQC Care Quality Commission
The Birchwood Practice are very pleased to inform our patients that we have received an overall rating of GOOD from our recent CQC Inspection. Please click on the link below to view the full report.
Click Here For CQC Inspection Report of 25.10.16
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be
sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Dr Dalton is currently on maternity leave and we are pleased to announce that she has given birth to a healthy baby boy. Our regular locum GPs, Dr Raquel Bechka and Dr Luke Smith will be covering her clinics.
(Site updated 08/06/2018)