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 but we are OPEN and our GPs and nurses are here as usual.
We are happy to take ALL repeat medication requests over the phone during this time but please do NOT order your medication early.
To follow the Government's guidelines we request that anyone who is asked to come to the surgery wears a 'face covering' - thank you.
Dorset Digital Hotline – Can we help you?
Telephone: 01305 221000 (Option 2 ) Monday to Friday 10.00am to 12 noon (except Bank Holidays) or leave a message
The Dorset Digital Hotline is run by a group of volunteers mostly made up of retired IT professionals and some Dorset Council staff. The team are extremely versatile and experienced and can offer a wide range of support to anyone including assistance to vulnerable people in your community. Here is a selection of some of the support the digital advisers can provide – no problem too small!
- helping families with digital applications for home schooling
- providing help to get online for home shopping
- support for all digital NHS services and e-Consult
- setting up video calls such as Skype and Facetime to keep in contact with friends and family
- support to use all digital appliances and solve problems
- using digital to exercise at home and keep fit
In Jolly Good Company Postal Service
In Jolly Good Company is helping to keep isolated people connected through the Jolly Postal Service, this is a free service and we send 'little rays of sunshine' to people in a Jolly Package twice a month. Jolly Packages include a personal letter, some of our specially designed postcards plus, craft items artwork, short stories, quizzes or poems. Some of the cheerful items are made for us by local schoolchildren.
The contents of the Jolly Packages vary according to what the recipient enjoys. We encourage people to write back to us, so we can get to know them. However, they do not have to write back if they don't want to or cannot - we will still write to them.
Anyone can sign up, or be registered for the service with their consent by family, friends or health professionals. We have a rigorous safeguarding policy and a set of guidelines adhered to by the Jolly Pen Pals.
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).
Online Patient Access
You will need to register for this service which enables you to Book Appointments online, order Repeat Prescriptions (your medication list will be pre-filled) and view your records - please sign up here Patient Access
Pneumococcal Vaccine: Please click on the link to see if you are eligible for a free Pneumococcal Vaccine Pneumococcal Vaccine Eligibilty
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 be 16 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
Would you like to Get Active.....Lose Weight.......Stop Smoking.......Drink Less?
Click on the link for more information: Live Well Dorset
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 02/07/2020)