Counsellors

Jane Rawe

Jane has a degree in psychology and an MSc in clinical psychology. She has worked in hospitals and general practice with both adults and children, joining us here at Queens Avenue in 1987. Jane was originally employed by us but now works as part of the Steps2wellbeing service.  Referrals are made via your GP or you can self refer to this service and you will be assessed and seen by an appropriate member of their team.  Please go to their website for further information at https://www.steps2wellbeing.co.uk/

Attached Staff

District Nurses and Health Visitors


The District Nurse Team and Health Visitor Team for Dorchester are based in Frederick Treves House in Poundbury.  The District Nurses support patients in their homes after discharge from hospital and offer palliative care and provide medical care to housebound patients.  The Health Visitors provide support to families with children up to the age of 5.


Community Midwives


The ‘blue team’ midwives offer a weekly antenatal clinic at the surgery. The Midwives organise antenatal screening and classes and keep you informed of all the support available to you. There is close liaison between the Midwives, Health Visitor and your doctor.


After your baby is born the Midwives will see you at home until ten days after the birth when your Health Visitor will become involved. The doctor will contact you soon after your baby is born and will organise a postnatal visit if necessary.


Physiotherapists


Our physiotherapy service is provided by a team of experienced physiotherapists from Dorset County Hospital.


If you are referred for physiotherapy your treatment will take place at Dorset County Hospital. The first appointment will last approximately 40 minutes. During this time you will first be asked questions about your problem, then the physiotherapist will need to examine you. To achieve this you may be asked to remove some items of clothing. Please make sure you are wearing appropriate underwear or have shorts or a sleeveless top to put on. You are welcome to bring someone to accompany you if you wish.


When the examination is complete the physiotherapist will explain his or her findings to you, then will discuss the most appropriate way to manage your problem in order to obtain the best long-term outcome.


It is usual for patients to be given a regime of exercises to do between appointments to assist your rehabilitation. These exercises are a vital part of your treatment and it is important that you are willing to make time to do these exercises daily as instructed.


Physiotherapy is a very popular service offered at the surgery and there is usually a waiting list. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please help us by informing the hospital physiotherapy department with as much notice as possible so this time can be offered to another patient.

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