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Telephones : - As of the 4th January 2021

“Option 1 – Appointment Line” will only be taking urgent appointment requests after 5.30pm, the practice will still remain open till 6.30pm on all other options. 


Flu for 50 - 64 year old Patients - 

If you will reach your 50th birthday before or on 31st March 2021 or are under the age of 65, please contact the surgery to make an appointment for a Flu Vaccine.  

COVID19 is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over COVID19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to  for advice or contact 111 or your GP. Please remember you cannot have a COVID19 test at your surgery or local emergency department. For information about crying babies go to  If your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to ED.

Leading doctors and nurses make joint COVID-19 call 

Leading doctors and nurses are making a joint appeal for help to stop the spread of COVID-19, save lives, and protect each other. 
All local medical directors and nursing directors across Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole are making the call in a new open letter. The letter is also signed by the Director for Public Health.
In their joint appeal, they are asking the public to help each other by playing their part to stop the spread of the virus.
They are reminding people that you can stop the spread of coronavirus this winter by limiting the number of households you mix with and remembering to wash your hands, cover your face and make space.
Dr Forbes Watson, local Dorset GP and Chair of NHS Dorset CCG, said: “It’s very important for everyone to continue to do their bit to protect our local communities, our friends, and relatives. By working together with your help, we can help to save lives this winter. Please remember to wash your hands, cover your face, and make space.”
Dorset HealthCare Executive Medical Director Dr Faisil Sethi said: “Our NHS staff continue to work incredibly hard to support local people who need our care. This is more challenging as we move into winter and continue to tackle COVID-19. You can do your bit to help protect others around us and yourselves by following the rules – wash your hands, cover your face and keep your distance. We need to work together to help keep Dorset safe.”
A copy of the open letter is available online here:

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Cervical smear tests are still available at the Surgery : - 

Cervical Screening

Cervical smear tests are recommended every 3 years for ladies aged 25 to 50 and every 5 years thereafter until the age of 65.  Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.

Working together to improve mental health support provided in our communityDorset’s Mental Health Integrated Community Care Project

We want everyone living in Dorset to experience the best mental health and wellbeing possible, and we need your help to make that happen. 

Currently, primary and community mental health services don’t always meet everyone’s needs. Through the Mental Health Integrated Community Care Project, we have the opportunity to work with local people and communities to improve mental health services for adults and older people, and those that support them. 

We would like to hear honest opinions from anyone over 16 about their experience of mental health services in the community, how they feel people could be enabled to improve their mental health and wellbeing, and how well this is done at the moment.

 We have launched a survey, running to 9 October 2020 and would be extremely grateful if you could share with your PPG members, patients, friends, family, websites and social media. It really is important to get the views of as many people as possible. 

To help do this, they survey is available in on-line, paper and easy read versions.  All of these can be accessed online here. People can also request a paper or easy read version of the survey by calling 01202 541588 or e-mailing

In addition, if people would like to share their experiences on the telephone with Dorset Mental Health Forum they can do so by calling 01305 257 172. 

We would be grateful for your help in promoting all of these opportunities with your friends, family and colleagues.

De-Fibrilators in Bransgore and Burley Areas

Public Access Defibrillators (AED) located at 

  • Bransgore Medical Centre, Ringwood Road, Bransgore 

  • Bransgore Village Hall, Burley Road, Bransgore

  • Harrow Wood Farm and Caravan Park, Bransgore

  • Bransgore Primary School, Ringwood Rd, Bransgore

  • Burley Village Hall, Pound Lane, Burley


Please be advised that our team have placed a plastic bag in with the AED which contains two disposable face masks and one set of protective gloves.

These are in addition to the “Ready Kit” already kept with the AED which contains Shears, razor, gloves  etc.


The two face masks are to provide protection for any rescuer/ person using the defibrillator on a patient, and the second should be placed on the patient being resuscitated. Gloves are for the rescuer. They should be disposed of after use as clinical waste.


During the current Covid-19 emergency the advice from the Resuscitation Council UK is that “rescue breaths” should no longer be undertaken on a casualty in cardiac arrest. There is a chance of droplets being exhaled by the casualty during rescue breaths which, in some cases, may present a risk to the rescuer. As there is a small possibility that this may occur also during chest compressions, untrained persons assisting in such cases should  restrict their actions to


  1. Ensuring an ambulance has been called

  2. Placing a mask on themselves to cover mouth and nose and adjust to suit as a precaution. Wear the gloves provided if felt necessary.

  3. Place a mask over the mouth and nose of the casualty in cardiac arrest as a precaution

  4. Use of the defibrillator followed by:-

  5. Continuous chest compressions at the rate of 100-120 per minute to a depth of 5-6 cm.


You can view the guidance from the Resuscitation Council UK at

Letter from NHS in Dorset-  Thank you for continuing to help us to help you -  

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Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The everyday technology available through your phones, tablets and PCs, etc., also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. ( Please see our " services" tab for further information)
This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
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There is information through the web page on how you might register for the CMP Patient Participation Group [PPG], whether this is attending PPG meetings or if you would like to be part of the virtual PPG. Please let us know through the forms included in ‘Have Your Say’ if you would like to be involved.

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