Cerne Abbas Surgery

51 Long Street, Cerne Abbas, Dorchester DT2 7JG


Cerne Abbas Surgery is looking for a dynamic individual to join our friendly, happy team. If you enjoy working with the public, working under pressure and being part of a team why not consider becoming a dispensary assistant covering 1-5pm every weekday.

Applications are welcome from individuals who have no previous experience as full training will be given which could lead to a recognised qualification and career for the right candidate.

Please apply by sending your CV to [email protected] together with a covering letter outlining how you meet the job description.

For more information go to

Applications close on 27th July 2017.

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Getting the Results of Tests Organised by the Hospital

Sometimes you may have investigations that have been arranged by hospital consultants. The results from these tests do not automatically get forwarded onto the surgery.

If you want to know the result of a test you have had under the care of a consultant please phone the hospital and ask to speak to your consultant’s secretary.

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Privacy Notice

We are required to provide you with a Privacy Notice by Law. It explains how we use the personal and healthcare information we collect, store and hold about you.

We understand how important it is to keep your personal information safe and secure and we take this very seriously. We have taken steps to make sure your personal information is looked after in the best possible way and we review this regularly.

If you would like to read our Privacy Notice in full, this is available here or paper copies are available from reception.

If you are unclear about how we process or use your personal and healthcare information, or you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or any other issue regarding your personal and healthcare information, then please contact our Data Protection Officer.

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Coordinator Opportunity – CerneCar

Message from CerneCar:

Cerne Car is a group of local volunteer drivers who take elderly people who have no transport to  Cerne Abbas surgery and occasionally to the hospital in Dorchester.

An opportunity has arisen for someone to coordinate the scheme by letting drivers know when patients have a need.

A telephone and a record book would do the job but there is a laptop provided which can be used for email.   There is also a cash account to cover operating expenses.

There isn’t a need for the coordinator to be a driver. Someone who is not able to get out of the house much might well find an interest in running the scheme. It might also appeal to the recently retired who want to keep their minds active!

Any questions please call or text Andrew Paul on 07939 262145 or email him on [email protected].

Thank you

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Patient Participation Group (PPG) meeting 1 – 2pm on Tuesday 24th April at Cerne Abbas Village Hall

We would like to invite you to a Patient Participation Group (PPG) meeting that we are having between 1 – 2pm on Tuesday 24th April at Cerne Abbas Village Hall.

The job of the PPG is to represent the views and interests of patients and the local community. The group PPG meetings will be made up of a mixture of patients and staff from the surgery. To find out more about PPGs you can visit



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Staywell Dorset

Staywell Dorset – Helping you keep well throughout the year

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2018 Flu Clinic – Date for your diary 16/10/2018

Date for your Diary: The 2018 FLU CLINIC will be on TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER 2018 at CERNE ABBAS VILLAGE HALL between 9.30am-1pm

Are you:

  • Pregnant?
  • Aged 65 or over?
  • A person with diabetes?
  • A person with a BMI >40?

Or do you suffer from a long-term condition of the:

  • Lungs, e.g. asthma or COPD?
  • Heart?
  • Brain or nervous system?
  • Kidneys?
  • Liver?
  • Immune System?
  • Spleen?

If so, The Department of Health recommends that you have a flu vaccination.

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Protect Your Child

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Ear Syringing – Changes

In line with national guidance we are changing our policy on ear syringing.

Our patients are advised to oil for 14 days and if their ears are still blocked to book an appointment with a nurse, who will see whether they require syringing.

Please follow the link below to view a patient leaflet from the Local Medical Committee.


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Cerne Abbas Car Service

The village of Cerne Abbas is developing a car service where volunteer drivers will collect elderly and disabled residents and transport them to the surgery, hospital and local dentists for appointments. The aim is to help those who have no access to their own or public transport and once up and running, the car service hopes to offer other essential journeys to help combat social isolation.

If you are a driver who would like to help your community in this way, please telephone 01300 341071 or 07939 262145, or email [email protected]  It doesn’t matter how often or how far you are prepared to drive- the more drivers we have the better the service will be!

Also, if you are a local resident and think you may benefit from this service, please phone or email the details above. A charge of 50p per mile will be made for this service to cover fuel costs.

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