Health Charities

Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.

Named GP

As of 1st April 2016, under the GMS contract all patients, including children registered at Shaftesbury Medical Centre should have an allocated accountable GP. The GP will be responsible for patients overall healthcare.  However, patients can still see any GP or nurse in the practice of their choosing.  Having an allocated Gp does not affect the quality of service we provide to our patients.

When you registered at Shaftesbury Medical Centre, you were already assigned a named GP (usual GP) and you may already know who this is; if you don’t, please ask the next time you are in the surgery. If you want to change your usual GP please let the receptionist know and we will try our utmost to accommodate this. If you have repeat prescriptions, the name of your allocated (usual) GP will be printed on the right hand side of the prescription.


our named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor. 


New patients registering from 1st April 2015 onwards will be informed of their named GP at the point of registration

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