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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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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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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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Level 2 Cold Weather Alert for South West

What this document is about

Please see today' Cold Weather Alert for the South West.

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We had our CQC inspection on

11th January 2017. 

  Here is their final report .


CQC Report


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Save the Children Jumper Day 2017  

On Friday 15 December 2017 staff at the surgery wore Christmas Jumpers in aid of Save the Children and £53.53p was raised.  Thank you to everyone who supported this.




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. 


      We hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning at the surgery on Friday 29th September 2017 for the third year running.  The event was organised by Receptionist Martin.  £209.04 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported this event. 

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2017



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.  


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:


Be Aware of the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer: 

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer



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



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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