Cerne Abbas Surgery

51 Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 7JG
01300 341666


On Holiday in Dorset? – Staywell Dorset

Are you visiting Dorset this summer? Not sure where you should go for medical help or treatment?

Visit Staywell Dorset for details on which services are available here, and lots of useful tips to enjoy the (hopefully) sunny summer weather!

News Posted in CCG, Health Promotion

Missed Appointments – July 2019

In July 2019 there were 34 missed GP and nurse appointments at Cerne Abbas Surgery.

This means 6 hours 55 mins of clinical time made unavailable to others.

Missing appointments costs the NHS money and stops us seeing other patients. If you are unable to attend your appointment please call us on 01300 341666 to cancel or rebook. We can also send you a reminder text message. Please give your mobile number to reception if you would like to sign up for this free service.

News Posted in News

MacMillan Mighty Hike – Total Raised…

On Saturday June 15th 2019, 3 of our lovely Integrated Nursing Team took part in the MacMillan Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike. Angie, Steph, and Yvonne trained hard and carried out fundraising in the months leading up to the walk. They completed the 26 mile hike from Lodmoor Country Park in Weymouth to Corfe Castle in very wet, windy, and muddy conditions.

They have now counted the donations and the final amount, including Gift Aid, came to an incredible £1823! The generous patients and staff at Cerne Abbas Surgery contributed £613 to this total.

Thank you to all of our patients who donated, and a massive well done to Angie, Steph, and Yvonne!

See the source image

News Posted in News

Missed Appointments – June 2019

In June 2019 there were 29 missed GP and nurse appointments at Cerne Abbas Surgery.

This means 5 hours 30 mins of clinical time made unavailable to others.

Missing appointments costs the NHS money and stops us seeing other patients. If you are unable to attend your appointment please call us on 01300 341666 to cancel or rebook. We can also send you a reminder text message. Please give your mobile number to reception if you would like to sign up for this free service.

News Posted in News

WaitLess

NHS Dorset CCG has released a new app, WaitLess. This app allows you to view the opening hours, current waiting times, and travel times to the Dorset urgent care centres. Visit their website to learn more and download the app to your mobile phone.

News Posted in CCG, Health Promotion, Health Promotion

Staying Safe in the Sun

In the past 10 years, skin cancer rates in the UK have increased by 59% in men and 36% in women. Men who spend long periods of time outdoors are being urged to protect themselves against the sun this summer amid a rise in the number of people being diagnosed with skin cancer in the South of England. Farmers, builders, sportsmen and gardeners are all being targeted to, “Cover Up, Mate” because of their prolonged exposure to the sun –men are a particular focus because research indicates that they are much less likely than women to slap on the sunscreen.

National Farmers Union South West Regional Board Chairman, James Small, said: “Working in the rough, tough world of farming, we often want to brush things off and just get on with the job, but there are times when that kind of resilience can come back and bite you and this is one of those. We owe it to ourselves and our families to take the risk of skin cancer seriously and above all if we are bothered by something to not dismiss it, but get it checked out.”

Top sun safe tips include:

  • Use at least factor 15 sunscreen in the sun and use plenty of it
  • Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin – don’t forget your neck and ears and your head if you have thinning or no hair
  • Wear sunglasses and a hat
  • Take particular care if have fair skin, moles or freckles, red or fair hair, or light-coloured eyes.
News Posted in Health Promotion

Surgery Opening Hours

Please be aware that from Monday 1st July the surgery will close at 6.30pm, therefore if you normally come after that to pick up your medication you will need to visit us earlier. If you will find this difficult, please call reception on 01300 341666 and ask for a call back from our dispensary manager to discuss. We will be offering pre-bookable (via the online portal) evening telephone appointments with a GP between 6.30pm and 7pm: these are aimed at our working patients who struggle to attend surgery during the day. If you would like to register for on line services, you will need to come into the surgery with identification and you will be issued with a password.

News Posted in News

Missed Appointments – May 2019

In May 2019 there were 59 missed GP and nurse appointments at Cerne Abbas Surgery.

This means 12 hours 05 mins of clinical time made unavailable to others.

Missing appointments costs the NHS money and stops us seeing other patients. If you are unable to attend your appointment please call us on 01300 341666 to cancel or rebook.

News Posted in News

Prescription Charges

For those patients who pay for their prescriptions, please note that prescription charges will increase to £9.00 per item from 1st April 2019. If you need four  or more prescriptions in three months or at least 12 prescriptions a year, it is cheaper for you to apply for a pre-payment certificate which cost £104:00 for 12 months or £29:10 for 3 months: these can be paid for in full or in instalments by direct debit.  Please ask at the dispensary for more information about prepayment certificates, look online at www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppc  or call  0300 330 1341.

News Posted in Uncategorized

Dispensary Phone Line

Please note that for safety reasons, from 1st April 2019 you will no longer be able to order medication through the dispensary phone line. Patients should request medication using one of the following methods:

  • A week or two before you need medication, leave your repeat slip at the shop where you collect your medication, or at the surgery.
  • Order on line: ask us for information on how to do this.

If you have a query and do need to speak to the dispensary, please call reception and ask for a call back. You will not be able to speak immediately to a dispenser but the dispensary will call you the same day. Be aware that this is not an order line.

News Posted in Uncategorized