Abbey View Medical Centre
Tel: 01747 856700
Fax: 01747 856701
welcomeThe Doctors and Staff of The Shaftesbury Practice would like to welcome you to Abbey View Medical Centre. We moved into our purpose built medical centre, which offers first class facilities for the provision of medical care, in January 1996. The information contained in this website should allow you to understand the organisation of the practice in order that you can access the services offered both freely and easily. The practice is part of the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group.
Computer system change
We will be changing our computer system later in the year which will enable patients to have access to on-line appointments and repeats. Watch this space for further information.
Patient Participation Group
The Patient Participation Group report is now available for viewing.
Appointments have changed, with effect from 11 June 2012
Following feedback from patients, the appointment booking process at Abbey View Medical Centre in Shaftesbury has been redesigned. The major change is a move to increase the numbers of appointments that are available for patients to pre-book if they want to see a GP.
The practice is open between 08.30 and 18.30 Monday to Friday and from 18.30 to 20.00 twice a week, either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. We also have a branch surgery in Fontmell Magna which is open 08.30 to 11.30 Monday to Thursday. To make an appointment to see a doctor in either surgery please see our “How to see your Doctor” page. The appointments desk is closed between 1 and 2pm every day.
If you need to make a routine telephone call to the surgery we would suggest that you try to leave your call until after 10.30 as the lines can be very busy before this time with patients contacting the appointments desk.
Please note, the surgery will be closed from 12 noon to 14.00 on the first Tuesday of the month for training purposes.
Important – Emergency – if you are very short of breath or are experiencing chest pain please dial 999.