Welcome to Poundbury Doctors Surgery (we were The Cornwall Road Medical Practice and Renamed as of 1.5.2016)
We are a dispensing family doctor practice on the western side of Dorchester located on the edge of Poundbury, Dorset. We are located within Frederick Treves House, a purpose-built medical centre - as shown in the photograph opposite. We are on the left-hand-side as you enter the building. Our receptionists will offer you a warm welcome.
We cover a semi-rural and rural area that includes Dorchester and a surrounding area of approximately 5 miles radius.
We welcome new patients to join our practice. Click on the New Patients tab above to find out more.Access
The practice has a large parking area that includes spaces allocated for those with disability next to the front entrance. The building is designed to assist those with disability and there is a patient lift for those patients who are unable to use the stairs. All patient areas, including the toilets, are wheelchair accessible. We also have a ‘hearing aid loop’ facility. If you require any assistance with this please ask at reception.
With patient 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 our 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.
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Poundbury Doctors Surgery will be closed on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 between 13:30- 16:30 for staff training
When We Are Closed
If you need to seek urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed please phone 111.
You may be asked to attend the treatment centre which is situated in Dorset County Hospital. All phone conversations with NHS 111 are recorded as a matter of routine.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls free from landlines and mobile phones (although pay-as-you-go mobiles must have at least 1p credit).
Out-of-hours services are busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Running out of Medication?
Please do not go to A&E or Out of Hours if you run out of medication over a weekend or bank holiday. They will not be able to supply you with your medication. Please go to your usual pharmacy - they may give you sufficient supplies to see you through. However, there may be a charge for this.
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We are now a Dementia Friendly GP Surgery in recognition of the changes we have implemented to improve support for the care of people with dementia and their carers.
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We hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the surgery on Friday 30th September 2016. The total amount raised for Macmillan was £138.31. Many thanks to all those who supported this either by donation of cakes or money.
NAME CHANGE FOR THE CORNWALL ROAD MEDICAL PRACTICE
When we were located in Cornwall Road, Dorchester it was logical for us to adopt that as part of our name. However, we moved to our new location in 2007 and for a long time, the practice has been considering changing its name.
We finally settled on the name Poundbury Doctors Surgery, and officially renamed as of 1st May 2016. We settled on this name for a number of reasons:
Poundbury Doctors Surgery reflects where we are located. Trying to explain to a visitor or new patient that we are on the edge of Poundbury and not located in the centre of town can be very confusing.
Easy to remember for patients and without disadvantaging any other business within our building.
It is easier to say on the telephone. We hope you like our new name and help us get used to it.
This does not affect any service we provide to you, nor will there be any change in our structure or organisation. We will continue catering to patients from outside Poundbury, ie, providing NHS medical services to all patients, new and old. We are NOT merging with any other GP Practice or organisation. Rural and town patients are all welcome.
Our new website address is:
Dr Simon Phillips Has Completed His Run for Alzheimer's Research UK at the London Marathon 2016
Well, what an experience! I survived the London marathon course just about and managed a reasonable time of 3 hours and 55 minutes. Not quite as fast as I had hoped. I was far too excited at the start and had far too much energy (plus it was pretty cold!), so consequently went off too fast. I felt really strong, great split times and was enjoying the occasion up until mile 20 when I hit 'the wall'. As a result, I struggled through the last 6 miles. I was glad to see Buckingham Palace and then the finish line on The Mall. The support throughout the route was phenomenal, especially from my chosen charity's cheer points. It gave me tremendous encouragement to keep going to the end.
I have smashed my fundraising target of £2000, current total is £3715. You can still donate at my Justgiving page at : http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Simon.R.Phillips. I am blown away with the support from everyone, thank you all. That's a lot of research time funded by us for Alzheimer's Research UK.
Dr Simon Phillips
Get Well, Keep Well
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.
Friends and Family Survey
We value your feedback. Tell us what you think and how we can improve. We want to hear from all patients registered with the practice about the quality of care they have received. Carers and family members can also leave feedback. Please fill out the Friends and Family Test - Patient Feedback survey and pop into the white box in Reception or go over to the Friend and Family Survey on the right-hand-side of this screen and submit your survey to us on-line.
For more information please ask our staff or visit: www.nhs.uk/friendsandfamily
Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you. We are always pleased to hear what our patients have to say about the service we give, whether it is to do with the GP, Receptionist etc. You are invited to leave feedback for our surgery with NHS CHOICES by clicking onto this link:
(Site updated 24/10/2016)