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Bank Holiday Closure

We will be closed on Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June 2022 for the Spring Bank Holiday and Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday.  We will reopen at 8 am on Monday 6th June 2022.

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Three highly regarded and engaging doctors are coming to a free event at the Corn Exchange on 4th May to talk about health, wellbeing and mindfulness. For more information please visit the following website .   Thank you.

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Face Covering Update in GP Practices 31st March 2022

Medical settings are a high risk environment and we are maintaining:

  • Social Distancing
  • Face Coverings
  • PPE for Healthcare Staff

It is our duty to do all we can to protect both our patients and staff.  Please continue to wear face coverings when attending the surgery.  This is particularly important if you are suffering from a respiratory condition.

Thank you.


Covid Boosters Update - March 2022

Eligibility criteria:
- 75+ years
- Live in a care home for older people
- 12-74 and immunosuppressed

The PCN will be doing spring boosters for housebound patients and care homes only.

Anyone else who is eligible can book via or by phoning 119, you do not need to wait to receive a letter from NHSE to book this.

Vespasian house and Pharmacy2u are both running clinics in Dorchester so no one should struggle in getting an appointment.

Many Thanks




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Text message Concerns  - Some patients have been concerned about the text message invites they have received - spotting a scam:

Spotting a scam

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS.

The NHS will never ask for:

  • your bank account or card details
  • your pin or banking password
  • copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips

If you think you have been a victim of fraud or identify theft, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.


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Planning on Travelling Abroad?

Update has been included on explaining how patients can access their COVID-19 Vaccination status, Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (

Access Covid Vaccination Status from NHSApp

How to Get Your Vaccination Status


Please note we are unable to advise on any IT issues you may have downloading or managing this on your device.  Due to the increase in demand for access to the NHS App there will possibly be a delay in your access being completed.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Dear Patient

We would like to thank you for your support given to Poundbury Doctors Surgery since the outbreak of COVID-19. The changes implemented at the practice since March 2020 have been made following national guidance in order to protect all patients and staff at the practice.


The practice is still open for normal GP enquiries, check-ups, tests or to report new symptoms. As you may have experienced, our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment, if you do need to call the practice, we welcome your patience!  Please wait for the telephone to be answered, you will be placed into a queue, but our system is not able to tell you your position in the queue.


If you have downloaded the NHSApp you will be able to view test results, order repeat prescriptions and update contact details such as your telephone number or email address. More information can be found in the ‘online services’ section of the website.

Instructions on how to set up the NHS App  Setting up the NHS App


For the latest information on COVID-19 please visit Dorset CCG’s vaccine information page:, if you feel you may have coronavirus symptoms please call 119 for advice



Dr Koppenhol, Coronavirus COVID 19 GP Lead


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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 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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NHS Sign

Staff at Poundbury Doctors Surgery

  Kind Words from a Member of the Public

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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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 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.










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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 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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