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.
We are now asking ALL patients attending the surgery for any reason to cover their nose and mouth with a scarf or equivalent.
How to wear and make a cloth face covering
It is now mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport and from 24 July 2020 in shops and supermarkets. We will NOT be issuing exemption letters to patients who fall into the exempt categories. You can download an exemption card via the following link: Face Mask Exemption Card
FLU VACCINATIONS 2020:
We are scheduled to receive our flu vaccination supply in the last week of September 2020. Please call us at the beginning of September to make your appointment. Thank you.
Who can have a Flu Vaccine?
During the COVID-19 pandemic, people who work in health and care services and the voluntary and community sector across Dorset and the wider South West have offered new choices to patients and the public, for example, by making more use of online and telephone appointments.
We would like to know what you think about these new ways of working to help us understand how we can best meet the future needs of the people living in Dorset and our region. Please share your views by completing this questionnaire. It should take between ten and fifteen minutes.
We’ve worked with NHS England and Improvement in the South West on developing the survey.
The information you provide will be used to help us understand views across Dorset and by health and care organisations and commissioners at NHS England and NHS Improvement in the South West to help us understand what suits different people best in different parts of our region.
The survey will be open until 31 July, 2020. A report with the results of the survey will be published on the NHS England and NHS Improvement South West website and participating health and care organisations. Please click on the link above to complete the survey - thank you.
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 07/08/2020)