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Telephone Contact

Your telephone call is important to us, and we understand that you want to speak to us as quickly as possible.  If you are telephoning about a repeat prescription or information about test results, please call AFTER 11.00 am. 


Repeat Prescriptions

If you wish to order a repeat prescription you can use our dedicated Repeat Prescription line on 01305 217037 and leave a message.  Remember you must allow at least two working days before you need it (we need time to print the script, order the goods, dispense the order and check it).   

Welcome to Poundbury Doctors Surgery (we were The Cornwall Road Medical Practice 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.  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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Christmas and New Year Opening Poundbury Doctors Surgery

Friday 21 December Open 8.00 am - 6.30 pm

Saturday 22 December CLOSED

Sunday 23 December CLOSED

Monday 24 December Open 8.00 am – 6.30 pm

Tuesday 25 December CLOSED  

Wednesday 26 December CLOSED

Thursday 27 December Open 8.00 am - 6.30 pm

Friday 28 December Open 8.00 am – 6.30 pm

Saturday 29 December CLOSED

Sunday 30 December CLOSED

Monday 31 December Open 8.00 am – 6.30 pm

Tuesday 1 January 2018 CLOSED

Wednesday 2 January Open 8.00 am – 7.30 pm

Thursday 3 January Open 8.00 am – 6.30 pm



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. 

  Pharmacy Christmas and New Year Opening Times 2018/2019

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Due to the increased volume of prescription requests, we are having to adhere to our official policy.  Therefore may we remind you to please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Requests for drugs that are not recognised as repeat treatment (i.e. they are not on your repeat list) may take longer to process as they require additional checking.  Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

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We are very pleased to say that due to the dedication of our staff, we were able to stay open as normal throughout all the bad weather on 1 and 2 March 2018.

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Celebrate 5 July 2018

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We had our CQC inspection on

11th January 2017. 

  Here is their final report .


CQC Report


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We hosted our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning at the surgery on 28th September 2018 for the fourth year running.  Thank you to everyone who came and supported this event.  We raised £250 which is so generous, thank you all once again.    

Macmillan Coffee 2018

Coffee Morning 2018

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Jackie, one of our Practice Nurses raised £317.80 when she took part in the Jurassic Coast Trek on 10th June 2018 in aid of raising funds for Julia’s House, Dorset & Wiltshire Children’s Hospices.  Thank you to everyone who donated.


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We have been a Dementia Friendly GP Surgery since 2015 in recognition of the changes we implemented to improve support for the care of people with dementia and their carers. 

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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 are at a different site e.g.  DCH.

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Our website address is:




Patient Participation Group

We now have a Patient Participation Group who meet at the surgery every couple of months.  The group is made up of patients of our surgery.   If you are interested in taking part, please contact the Surgery and ask for our Patient Participation Group Coordinator.  Or please fill in the "sign up " document below and bring to Reception.

Patient Participation Sign Up


Transport Directory for Dorset

Please follow this link from Dorset for You if you need information about transport in the area:


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 : 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


Dr Simon Phillips and his Dad     simon with marathon medal





 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.



Join In

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