Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
Out of HoursIf you are unwell in the evening, overnight or at the weekend, contact: The Urgent Care Service on NHS 111.
Telephone AdvicePlease contact Reception who will advise you of the most convenient time to phone to speak with either a doctor or practice nurse. This is usually after 11am or after 6pm, when you can also enquire about test results.
Home Visits In the event of being immobile or too unwell to attend the surgery, please call before 10.30 am to arrange a home visit.
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 supply you with medication. Please go to your usual pharmacy and they may give you sufficient supplies to see you through - there may be a charge for this.
The Surgery doors are open from:
8.30am until 6.30pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.
7.30am until 7.30pm Tuesday;
Staff training: the surgery is closed from 1pm to 2pm on Wednesdays.
An appointment is needed to see either a GP or a practice nurse.
Are open everyday from: 8:00am until 6:30pm.
GP Consulting Hours
GP Surgery - an appointment is necessary
Monday 8.30am-12.50pm - 4.00pm-6.00pm
Tuesday ** 7.30am- 8.00am; 8.30am-12.50pm; 3.30pm-6.00pm; 6.30pm-7.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am-12.30pm - 4.00pm-6.00pm
Thursday 8.30am-12.50pm - 4.00pm-6.00pm
Friday 8.30am-12.30pm - 3.30pm-5.30pm
** Extended Opening. As part of improving access, the Surgery now offers pre-booked routine appointments on Tuesdays at 7.30am and Tuesday evening up to 7.30pm. Ideally these are for patients who are not able to attend during normal opening hours. Please contact reception for details.
The Surgery will be closed every Wednesday lunchtime from 1pm to 2pm, for mandatory training and staff meetings. The front doors to the medical centre will be closed at 1pm. Please ensure that all prescriptions are collected before this time. The doors will reopen at 2pm.
Please see above tab 'When We Are Closed' for emergencies and urgent care needs.
The Surgery doors are open from
7.30am until 7.30pm Tuesday.
Staff training: the surgery is closed from 1 to 2pm on Wednesday.
An appointment is needed to see either a GP or a practice nurse
Nurse Appointment Times
Monday 8.30am - 11.50am 14.30pm - 17.50pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 11.50am 14.00pm - 18.50pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 10.50am 15.00pm - 17.30pm
Thursday 8.30am - 11.50am 14.00pm - 17.50pm
Friday 8.30am - 11.50am 14.30pm - 17.50pm
An appointment is needed to see either a GP, Nurse practitioner, practice nurse or Healthcare Assistant
Monday 8.30am - 12.00pm
Tuesday 8.10am - 12.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 12.00pm
Thursday No HCA
Friday 8.30am - 11.50am
The Surgery closes on a Wednesday Lunchtime for staff training between 1pm - 2pm.
The inner front doors to the medical centre will be closed at 1pm. Please ensure that all prescriptions are collected before this time. The doors will reopen at 2pm. Please take a seat in the inner entrance area until we open again.
If you need urgent medical attention during this time please phone the surgery number (01305 250989) where you will be given a contact number to speak to a member of staff. This is for URGENT calls only.
If your call is not urgent you will be asked to call back after 2pm when the surgery re-opens.
If you have an emergency that cannot wait until the Surgery reopens, you should dial 999 and ask for an ambulance.
If you are unwell in the evening, overnight or at the weekend, contact:
The NHS111This service is for medical situations that cannot wait until we re-open – if you, or a member of your family, become ill and you are concerned. It is not for routine enquiries, such as booking an appointment with your GP, repeat prescriptions, test results etc. You can contact NHS111 by dialling 111. This is free from land lines and mobiles but 'pay as you go' mobiles do require at least 1p credit.
Your Local PharmacyYour local pharmacy can give you advice about minor ailments and have remedies that may tide you over until the surgery re-opens.
The Weymouth and Portland Community Urgent Care Centre, Weymouth Community Hospital, Melcombe Avenue, DT4 7TB Phone 01305 760022This service is for non-urgent medical situations that do not require A&E attendance but may not be able to wait until the surgery re-opens. NHS 111 may suggest that you attend when you contact them.
Local HospitalIn case of an accident which you think may require hospital treatment, the nearest casualty department is:
Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester DT1 2JV (access via Damers Road ) Tel: 01305 251150
Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens. Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
The following are dates when the practice will be closed for bank holidays. Information will be placed on the main website page 2 weeks before these dates.
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