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Safe and Well Visits

A Safe and Well visit is a totally free service offered by Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.

We’d like to visit you in your home, at a convenient time to see what we can do together to make you safer.  We can also have a conversation with you around improving your health and well-being.

We will fit free smoke alarms where required and offer advice to make you and your family safer and healthier in your home. The appointment normally lasts about one hour and covers topics such as:

Using electricity safely

Cooking safely

Making an escape plan

What to do if there is a fire

Keeping children safe

Good practice – night time routine and other points relevant to you
Identifying and discussing any further support you may need if necessary

To find out more information come and pop into the surgery on the 31st January 2020 to come and have a chat with Kim.

S&W checks


New Physio Self Referral

You can now REFER YOURSELF to NHS PHYSIOTHERAPY at St Leonards Hospital without visiting your GP first.

If you are registered at a DORSET GP practice and over 16 years of age, you can pick up a self-referral form from:

Reception at your GP practice or St Leonards Hospital


Fill in the Online Form (Please click the link)

This referral will then be added to the appropriate waiting list after being triaged. You will then be contacted regarding an appointment.



Thank you to everyone that came along and donated, overall we raised £615 and with an extra donation from The Churchill Foundation we raised a total of an amazing £1000! All of the donations are going towards our local Macmillan Unit in Christchurch.




We have very limited numbers of nasal flu vaccine due to production problems. We currently have a waiting list for these vaccines, please call us if you wish to put your child on the list.


Book now if you match the following criteria:

  • Those who have certain medical conditions - including chronic respiratory disease, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological conditions, diabetes, spleen problems, weakened immune systems
  • Those who are very overweight - BMI over 40
  • Living in a residential care home
  • A main carer
  • A Healthcare worker
  • Pregnant women, including those who become pregnant during the flu season.


We now have more flu clinics available from the week beginning 11th November 2019, please call us to arrange your jab.


WaitLess App

The WaitLess app helps you find the quickest access to the best care in east Kent, Dorset and Northampton. 

If you require urgent treatment, WaitLess provides all the information you need about health services for non-life-threatening emergencies. 

FREE to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

For more info please visit:


Your NHS and What it Costs

Improving access to General Practice Services

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 may be at a different site; for example, Victoria Hospital - Wimborne.

Want to make changes to your lifestyle, but don't know where to start?

LiveWell Dorset is a service for people living in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset to access health and wellbeing information, advice, support and referrals into stopping smoking, physical activty, weight management and alcohol reduction.

Find out more on 0800 8401 628

Or visit the website at

Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

From 1st April 2017 the Diabetic Eye Screening Service in Dorset will be administered by a new provider, Health Intelligence.  All patients who use the Diabetic Eye Screening Service, will be contacted inviting them to attend their next screening appointment  If you use this service, you do not need to take any specific actions.  NHS England will ensure that your individual data and screening history is held securely and only accessible by the healthcare professionals directly involved in your care.  Health Intelligence will only access information that is relevant to your individual healthcare.  The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Wessex Healthier Together

The healthier together programme was instituted with the aim to improve the care provided to children and young people within the Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight regions.

This programme’s main purpose is to provide effective communication between healthcare services in order to allow parents to feel they are receiving consistent and helpful advice, it also allows parents to feel in control of whether they need to ask for further advice regarding a situation or whether they are able to deal with it in the confines of their own homes.

 Useful information provided on this website includes but isn’t limited to –

    • Advice on maintaining healthy during pregnancy

    • All the advice you need when caring for a new baby

    •  Guidance on who the best person to speak to it is when concerned regarding your child.

    • The common childhood symptoms explained

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