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The Old Dispensary  NHS Practice Website


COVID Vaccinations

 Please use the link below to book a vaccine via the National Booking Line:




We are OPEN and our GPs and nurses are here as usual seeing patients. 

During these unprecedented times our absolute aim here at the surgery is to keep our patients and our staff safe. We are now becoming busier and we thank everyone for their patience and understanding during this time. 

For now the front door to the surgery remains closed as we need to limit the amount of people in the building due to the size of the building.  There is an intercom system to the left of the front door and the receptionist can be contacted via this system.

If you have an appointment to see the nurse you will be asked to go to the back door where there is direct access to hand sanitiser and the nurse's room, we ask that you wear a face covering please.  The nurse will be wearing PPE. We have had a small shelter built at the rear of the building and have an indoor seated waiting area.

If you have an appointment with the GP you will be able to enter via the front door, you will need to wear a face covering and use the provided hand sanitiser.  We have had all our seating recovered in a wipe clean fabric and these are constantly cleaned throughout the day.  The GPs clean all seating and door handles between patients.  We ask all patients to respect social distancing rules.  

The surgery is thoroughly cleaned every night and throughout the day. We are acting very cautiously and are maintaining social distancing, face coverings and PPE for all healthcare staff.

The Old Dispensary Covid-19 Fogging Certificate


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To Register at The Old Dispensary

If you live within our catchment area and wish to register please click on the 'New Patients' link on the top of the page to register online or phone us on 01202 880786.

Parking and Access

Parking is either at the far end of the Allenview public car park in Wimborne or short stay parking of one hour is directly outside the premises at 32 East Borough, Wimborne.

Wheelchair access is via the surgery rear door or via a ramp through the front door. Please let reception know if you require assistance via our intercom system to the left of the front door. 

When we are closed

The surgery is open between 8:00am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).  For any medical queries that cannot wait until the surgery is open please dial NHS 111 this is a free service from both landlines and mobiles (although if you call from a pay-as-you-go mobile you will need at least 1p credit).

Please click for information regarding MINOR INJURY UNITS AND A&E

Online Access

You will need to register for either of these services which enable you to Book Appointments online (service disabled at the moment), order Repeat Prescriptions and view your records:

NHS app (Your Covid vaccine passport is available via the NHS app)


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Tips on Getting Your Second Shingles Vaccine Dose - Sharecare

Shingles Vaccine: Please click on the link to see if you are eligible for a free Shingles Vaccine Shingles Vaccine Eligibility

Pneumococcal Vaccine: Please click on the link to see if you are eligible for a free Pneumococcal Vaccine Pneumococcal Vaccine Eligibilty 

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Access Mental Health

If you are struggling to cope or feel yourself nearing a breakdown

Access Mental Health can provide help Access Mental Health Website

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Babies, Children and Young Peoples Health

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 Everything you need to know about Cervical Screening

Bowel Screening

Everyone aged 60 to 74 who is registered with a GP and lives in England is automatically sent a bowel cancer screening kit every 2 years. The programme is expanding to include 56 year olds in 2021. Make sure we have your correct address so your kit is posted to the right place.

Bowel Cancer Screening

Easy Read Bowel Screening Leaflet

The Screening Gap | Bowel Cancer UK


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Find information, services and support for people affected by cancer in Dorset


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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"

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