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INFORMATION REGARDING APPOINTMENTS

Dr Wear

Dr Wear has now gone on maternity leave for 12 months.

During her absence we have a GP Dr Hazel Robinson who will be us for the whole time. This will give continuity to you the patients during this time, and allows Dr Robinson to settle in.

Social Prescribing  

Dorset has been at the forefront of embracing Social Prescribing and so we celebrate this great achievement by shining a light on these services and to raise awareness of the benefits of Social Prescribing and how to access it. The Social Prescriber at the Prince of Wales Surgery is called Sarah Millner and she works Wednesday and Friday. Social Prescribing Information Sheet

Covid Booster Programme Information - UPDATE 

The are clinics at Vespasian House (Top of the Town) for the provsion of boosters vaccines. If you are eligible for a 4th booster dose you will have recieved notification from the NHS. These appointments are bookable via the National Booking Service which can be accessed online at National Booking Service Link or by calling 119.

The practice is unable to book appointments on your behalf so please DO NOT contact reception. If you are unable to get an appointment you need to keep trying as new appointments are added all the time.

Long Covid

If you are suffering from long covid please CLICK HERE where you will be able to access the NHS Covid Recovery Service

Wearing Masks When Visiting the Surgery

The surgery is a high risk environment both for staff and vulnerable patients. Please wear a mask when visiting the premises unless you are exempt. We appeciate that you may have got out of the habit of wearing one but it is important to still protect all users of the building. 

We are open and if you need to see your GP or nurse, please ring us on 01305 250989 or visit our website and complete an eConsult questionnaire. You can also call NHS111. Please try not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment or other valid reason. 

Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are coming into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering (unless you are exempt). Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery. 

Bank Holiday Closure

The surgery will be closed on Thursday 2nd June and Friday 3rd June for the Queens Jubilee. The surgery will re-open as usual on Monday 6th June at 8am.

Please ensure you have sufficient medication for the weekend.

If you are unable to wait until we reopen please contact NHS 111 for advice OR for serious emergencies dial 999 and ask for an ambulance. Please be mindful that NHS emergency services are under a lot of strain so please use the services appropriately.

eConsultant

Dorset County Hospital Emergency Department is currently very busy, if you have a minor injury or ailment please visit one of the Units below if you are unable to self care. You will need to phone to book an appointment, you will not be seen if you turn up without a prior booking.

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Unit

Opening Saturday/Sunday

Opening Week days

Contact Number

Weymouth UTC

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

01305 762541

Bridport MIU

9am-6pm

9am-8pm

01308 426245

Shaftesbury MIU

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

01747 851535

Wimborne MIU

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

01202 856436

Swanage MIU

8am-8pm

8am-8pm

01929 475009

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NHS services in Dorset continue to be under extreme pressure.

 If you’re unwell and are unsure about where to go, visit 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Please be patient and choose the right care.

 Get the right treatment, in the right place, at the right time.

 At this very busy time, your 111 call may take a little longer to answer than usual but staff will get to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

 For ongoing or non-urgent concerns please contact your local pharmacist or GP practice.

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

Thank you for your support.

 

 

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(Site updated 18/05/2022)

Contact Details

The Prince of Wales Surgery

Contact Telephone

01305 250989
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