The Old Dispensary NHS Practice Website
All GP surgeries have been advised to move towards a telephone based service and to reduce face to face contact in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus in the community.
This is a dramatic new way of working, so in the coming days, we will be updating information and processes to meet this challenge, so please do bear with us. Please contact us in the mornings as it will be easier for you to get through. We are happy to take repeat medication requests over the phone in the mornings but please do not order your medication early.
Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
your condition gets worse
your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Everything you need to know about Cervical Screening
Dorset Bowel Cancer Screening Programme
If you would like more information regarding the free Dorset Bowel Cancer Screening Programme for patients aged 55 and over please click here
Self-Referral to Physiotherapy
Physiotherapists have skill in the assessment and treatment of injuries and conditions that affect muscles, joints and soft tissues such as low back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, recent injuries or joint and muscular pain.
If you are suffering with a similar condition, and would like to see a physiotherapist for an assessment please complete
Wimborne Hospital NHS Physiotherapy Self Referral Form
You must be registered with The Old Dispensary
You must be16 or over
This service is NOT available for neurological, gynaecological or respiratory condition. Your GP or nurse practitioner will refer you with a letter in their usual way.
Treatment after a recent operation: Please ask your consultant to refer to Wimborne Physiotherapy
If you have any concerns you can always be referred to physiotherapy in the usual way with a letter from your GP, Consultant or Nurse
Do you know what your blood pressure is? Not had your blood pressure checked in the last 3-5 years?
More than 1 in 4 adults in the UK have high blood pressure, although many won't realise it.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes. The only way to find out if your blood pressure is high is to have your blood pressure checked.
Our registered patients can phone reception on 01202 880786 to make an appointment to get their blood pressure checked.
Would you like to Get Active.....Lose Weight.......Stop Smoking.......Drink Less?
Click on the link for more information: Live Well Dorset
Looking after your child's mind............
The pressures of everyday life can often feel overwhelming for all of us, including children. There are a range of services for young people to support them with their mental health and emotional wellbeing, including online support service, Kooth, and school nursing text messaging service, ChatHealth. There are a number of ways you can support your child’s mental wellbeing, and you probably already do that by simply talking and listening to them whilst you’re eating dinner, watching TV or on the school run. Your conversations don’t need to focus on mental health but by finding out how they are or what’s worrying them, you can look out for signs that they might need further support. Find more information and support at Every Mind Matters or Britain Get Talking.
Send us your comments or suggestions
We are always happy to receive patient comments and suggestions to try to improve the services that we provide. Please only use this form for comments about the practice and suggestions as to how we can improve our service to you. Medical matters and official complaints cannot be dealt with via this form. If you have a query regarding a medical matter please telephone reception to make an appointment to see the appropriate person.
How are we doing? Would you recommend our surgery?
We would like your feedback on the care and treatment we give you any time you visit your GP or have contact with our practice. It doesn’t take long. Put us to the test and tell us what is working and what we can improve. Please take our Friends and Family Test which you will see on the right side of this page, in the section marked "Have Your Say"
(Site updated 30/03/2020)