how to see your doctor
Appointments 01747 856700
The Practice operates a Flexible Access system. Patients are able to book either on the day or in advance, and either a surgery or a telephone appointment, with the doctor by contacting us on the above number. The Doctors will always try to see you on time, but occasionally they may be called to an emergency and we will endeavour to inform you should any delay occur.
Do I have to see my registered GP?
No, you can see any of the GPs. We cannot guarantee that you will be able to see the doctor you ask for, but we will try to accommodate all requests.
Home Visits 01747 856700
Home Visits are time consuming for Doctors and every effort should be made to attend the surgery. If you are unable to attend the centre due to your illness then the doctor may do a home visit should he or she feels it is warranted. If you want a home visit please call before 10.00 a.m. so that Doctors can prioritise visits.
Out of Hours 0845 6001013
Outside normal surgery hours the emergency cover is provided by Dorset Emergency Care Service who will arrange for a doctor to call you to decide whether telephone advice, going to the treatment centre or a visit is necessary. After 6.30pm on weekdays or on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, ring the number for Abbey View and listen to the recorded message or you may ring the number above to get direct to the co-operative.
If you have friends or relatives staying with you and they become unwell during their stay, the Doctors are able to offer treatment. If however, they are from a country with which we have no reciprocal health agreement there is a private fee for consultations and medication, available on request.