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Covid Boosters Update - 21st December 2021

All GP practices have been directed to allocate staff to the Covid booster programme with immediate effect.  We are doing all we can to endeavour to maintain our usual service but you may notice some delay in obtaining routine appointments.  If at all possible, please refer to your pharmacy for advice on minor ailments and contact 111 out of hours.

We are pleased to announce Mid Dorset Primary Care Network has reopened the Atrium Health Centre as a COVID vaccination site.  Appointments are now on the National booking system which can be accessed via  (National Booking System)  or by calling 119.

Please DO NOT phone us to book, we cannot access the booking system.  If you cannot get an appointment, please keep checking the National Booking System as Mid Dorset Primary Care Network will be running further clinics in the coming weeks.  

Boosters will only be administered to eligible people, meaning you must have had your second dose at least 3 months ago.  Only Pfizer/BioNTech vaccinations will be administered.  There is NOT an option to walk-in without a booking, so please do not attempt to do this as you will be turned away.




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Medical settings are a high risk environment and will need to be subject to more control measures than other public facilities.


We are acting very cautiously and are maintaining:

  • Social distancing
  • Face coverings
  • PPE for healthcare staff


It is our duty to do all we can to keep both our patients and our staff safe whilst we deliver our care.  Please continue to wear face coverings when attending the surgery.  This is particularly important if you are suffering from a respiratory condition.


Thank you for your understanding.







Text message Concerns  - Some patients have been concerned about the text message invites they have received - spotting a scam:

Spotting a scam

The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS.

The NHS will never ask for:

  • your bank account or card details
  • your pin or banking password
  • copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips

If you think you have been a victim of fraud or identify theft, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.


Regular Rapid Covid Tests if You Don't Have Symptoms

Get a test to do at home

You can get rapid tests to do at home.  We do not have these at the Practice. 

You can collect up to 2 packs of 7 tests from a local pharmacy or test site:

You can get a pack of 7 tests sent to your home. Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK

If you do tests at home, you'll need to report your results online or on the phone.

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Planning on Travelling Abroad?

Update has been included on explaining how patients can access their COVID-19 Vaccination status, Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status when travelling abroad - GOV.UK (

Access Covid Vaccination Status from NHSApp

How to Get Your Vaccination Status


Please note we are unable to advise on any IT issues you may have downloading or managing this on your device.  Due to the increase in demand for access to the NHS App there will possibly be a delay in your access being completed.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Dear Patient

We would like to thank you for your support given to Poundbury Doctors Surgery since the outbreak of COVID-19. The changes implemented at the practice since March 2020 have been made following national guidance in order to protect all patients and staff at the practice.


The practice is still open for normal GP enquiries, check-ups, tests or to report new symptoms. As you may have experienced, our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment, if you do need to call the practice, we welcome your patience!  Please wait for the telephone to be answered, you will be placed into a queue, but our system is not able to tell you your position in the queue.


If you have downloaded the NHSApp you will be able to view test results, order repeat prescriptions and update contact details such as your telephone number or email address. More information can be found in the ‘online services’ section of the website.

Instructions on how to set up the NHS App  Setting up the NHS App


For the latest information on COVID-19 please visit Dorset CCG’s vaccine information page:, if you feel you may have coronavirus symptoms please call 119 for advice



Dr Koppenhol, Coronavirus COVID 19 GP Lead


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Welcome to Poundbury Doctors Surgery (we were The Cornwall Road Medical Practice Renamed as of 1.5.2016)

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.  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 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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NHS Sign

Staff at Poundbury Doctors Surgery

  Kind Words from a Member of the Public

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Running out of Medication?

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 be able to supply you with your medication.  Please go to your usual pharmacy - they may give you sufficient supplies to see you through.  However, there may be a charge for this. 

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 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.










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Celebrate 5 July 2018

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We had our CQC inspection on

11th January 2017. 

  Here is their final report .


CQC Report


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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 are at a different site e.g.  DCH.

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