Welcome to The Cornwall Road Medical Practice
We are a dispensing family doctor practice on the western side of Dorchester located on the edge of Poundbury, Dorset. We are located within Frederick Treves House, a purpose-built medical centre - as shown in the photograph opposite. We are on the left-hand-side as you enter the building. Our receptionists will offer you a warm welcome.
We cover a semi-rural and rural area that includes Dorchester and a surrounding area of approximately 5 miles radius.
We welcome new patients to join our practice. Click on the New Patients tab above to find out more.Access
The practice has a large parking area that includes spaces allocated for those with disability next to the front entrance. The building is designed to assist those with disability and there is a patient lift for those patients who are unable to use the stairs. All patient areas, including the toilets, are wheelchair accessible. We also have a ‘hearing aid loop’ facility. If you require any assistance with this please ask at reception.
With patient needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as our opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
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The Cornwall Road Medical Practice are pleased to announce that we are now a Dementia Friendly GP Surgery in recognition of the changes we have implemented to improve support for the care of people with dementia and their carers.
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We currently have the following vacancy.
Receptionist - Maternity Cover 1 Year
Hours approx 27 3/4 per week
IT skills essential, SystmOne and previous NHS experience desirable.
To apply please download application and job description as shown below or telephone 01305 251128 for an application pack. Closing date 10th February 2016.
Please do not send requests for application packs to us via email.
Please do not send completed application packs via email.
Job Description for Receptionist - Maternity Cover
Dr Simon Phillips Running for Alzheimer's Research UK at the London Marathon 2016
I am going to be running in the 2016 London Marathon on the 24th April. I am raising money for Alzheimer's Research UK.
My family, like many across the country, has been affected by dementia. My father has Alzheimer’s disease. Memory loss is the commonest symptom but others include changes in behaviour, confusion and disorientation. It affects 44 million people worldwide and is now the UKs leading cause of death in women.
It's extremely difficult to watch someone special change and be powerless to stop it, both professionally and personally. My family have lived with the condition and care for my father to the best of our abilities. There is great support and expertise from local specialist clinics and units, national and local groups and from other families in the same situation. However, and this is the important part, there is no cure.
Alzheimer's Research UK needs our support to help patients and families in the future. This can only be achieved with dedicated research into the condition and trialling new drugs and treatments. In the meantime, we continue to support our loved ones through the challenges ahead.
I want to raise as much as I can but have pledged a minimum of £2,000. This will be my first London marathon and I am honoured to run for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Please give what you can by donating at the practice reception desk or through my fundraising page:
Thank you all for your generosity to a very worthy charity.
Dr Simon Phillips
If you or someone you know would like more information about dementia, make an appointment to see your GP or visit the Alzheimer's Research UK website at www.alzheimersresearchuk.org or telephone 0300 111 5333.
On Friday 18th December 2015 staff at The Cornwall Road Medical Practice wore Christmas Jumpers and donated to the Text Santa charity.
Get Well, Keep Well
We’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
When We Are Closed
If you need to seek urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed please phone 111.
You may be asked to attend the treatment centre which is situated in Dorset County Hospital. All phone conversations with NHS 111 are recorded as a matter of routine.
NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls free from landlines and mobile phones (although pay-as-you-go mobiles must have at least 1p credit).
Out-of-hours services are busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Friends and Family Survey
We value your feedback. Tell us what you think and how we can improve. We want to hear from all patients registered with the practice about the quality of care they have received. Carers and family members can also leave feedback. Please fill out the Friends and Family Test - Patient Feedback survey and pop into the white box in Reception or go over to the Friend and Family Survey on the right-hand-side of this screen and submit your survey to us on-line.
For more information please ask our staff or visit: www.nhs.uk/friendsandfamily
Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you. We are always pleased to hear what our patients have to say about the service we give, whether it is to do with the GP, Receptionist etc. You are invited to leave feedback for our surgery with NHS CHOICES by clicking onto this link:
(Site updated 11/02/2016)