Opening Hours

The Verwood Surgery

Day Opening hours
Monday 15 July
8:30am to 6:30pm
Tuesday 16 July
8:30am to 6:30pm
Wednesday 17 July
8:30am to 6:30pm
Thursday 18 July
8:30am to 6:30pm
Friday 19 July
8:30am to 6:30pm
Saturday 20 July
Sunday 21 July

The front door is closed between 1-2pm, if you have a medical emergency during this time, please telephone 01202 828583 

Extended Hours

Verwood Surgery offers a limited number of additional doctor appointments outside of usual opening hours. This provision is to help patients who are unable to attend the surgery during normal surgery hours.

These appointments are for routine matters only and must be booked in advance by contacting reception during normal surgery hours. Please be aware that follow up appointments, nurse and phlebotomy appointments will generally need to be arranged during normal surgery hours.

The extended surgery appointments are available as follows:

  • Monday 6:30pm to 7pm hours
  • Tuesday 6:30pm to 7pm hours
  • Wednesday 6:30pm to 7pm hours
  • Thursday 6:30pm to 7pm hours

Home visits and urgent problems during these times will continue to be handled by Out of Hours service on 111

It is hoped that this service will benefit those patients who previously have had difficulties in attending appointments during normal surgery hours. We ask that if you can attend surgery during normal surgery hours you continue to do so if at all possible.

When We Are Closed

If you need medical help now, use NHS 111 online or call 111.

NHS 111 online is for people aged 5 and over. Call 111 if you need help for a child under 5.

Call 999 in a medical or mental health emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Your local Pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice, and you don't need an appointment. Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. For details call NHS Direct on 111.

NHS Dorset is responsible for ensuring you get all the services you need. Contact NHS Dorset, Vespasian House, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1PX or telephone (01305) 368900. Visit their website at

Your local pharmacy team can help

Pharmacies are part of the NHS family and the range of clinical services they provide has expanded significantly in recent years.

As qualified healthcare professionals, your local pharmacist can help with minor health concerns when we are closed. As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.They can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, back pain, headache and migraine, and period pain.

Not sure where your local pharmacy is? Use the pharmacy finder on NHS uk.

In addition, NHS England - South West have created links to maps so you can visually see what pharmacies are open during the Bank Holiday dates. Visit the NHS England website  - South West website here>>

NHS 111 Online

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.