News

  • Protected Learning Time – 10th March 2021
    The surgery and dispensary will be closed for Protected Learning Time on Wednesday 10th March 2021 from 15:30 until the end of the day. We will reopen as normal at 8:30am on Thursday 11th March. If you need to urgently speak to a GP during this closure, please call 111. For life threatening emergencies, please […]
  • COVID Vaccine Clinic Update – 15/02/2021
    We are pleased to inform you our COVID Vaccination program is rapidly progressing. As you may have seen in the news today we have started to invite patients in Cohort 5 (aged 65-69) for their COVID vaccine. We would like to make you aware of posts that have been seen recently on social media encouraging […]
  • Increased Shop Delivery Schedule
    For some time we have been delivering medication and collecting repeat prescription requests at 4 remote delivery points on a Wednesday and Friday.These delivery points are: The Old Chapel Stores – Buckland Newton, Red Barn – Hazelbury Brian, Kings Stag Garage and Shop – Kings Stag, Piddletrenthide Post Office – Piddletrenthide. We are pleased to […]
  • Website Theme Change
    Our current website theme has been used for quite some time. Unfortunately due to its age it no longer meets new Accessibility requirements and sometimes does not load correctly on more modern devices. Due to this our provider will be converting our website to a new design that meets all current Accessibility legislation. Please do […]
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations Frequently Asked Questions
    Do you have questions about the vaccination, the clinics we are running, or how to get a vaccine? If so, please see this document. We would appreciate you try to find the answers to your questions here instead of phoning the surgery. As you can imagine, our phone lines are incredibly busy due to us […]
  • Congratulations Angela!
    Today we celebrated with one of our wonderful HCAs – Angela. She has been working here at the surgery for 15 years! We have worked out that in the time she has been here, Angela would have done approximately 25,000 blood tests!
  • Connection – Mental Health Support
    There is support available from Connection for those with financial worries. Please see the poster below for more information.
  • Physiotherapy Self-Referral
    If you are registered at Cerne Abbas Surgery, you can now refer yourself to see a Physiotherapist for an assessment, without the need to consult your GP first. To refer yourself,  simply visit the MSK Website and complete the required information on our Self-Referral Form. For more information about Physiotherapy, see the Physiotherapy page on our website.
  • Dispensary Opening Hours
    Please be aware from Monday 3rd August the dispensary will close every day between 1pm and 2pm. The new hours will be as follows: Monday 09:00 to 13:00   14:00 to 18:30 Tuesday 09:00 to 13:00   14:00 to 18:30 Wednesday 09:00 to 13:00   14:00 to 18:30 Thursday 09:00 to 13:00   14:00 to […]
  • Dr Craig Wakeham
    We are very saddened to inform our patients that Dr Wakeham died on the 18th April 2020. He had been fighting the Coronavirus in Dorset County Hospital for many days. His industry and innovation led our practice for 30 years. He was also a leading light in both the Clinical Commissioning Group and Local Medical […]
  • Partnership Announcement
    It with great sadness we announce that Dr Helen Taylor has decided to retire from the partnership at Cerne Abbas Surgery from the end of May 2020. Dr Taylor has made a great contribution to the surgery over her time here, and she will be missed greatly. We are sure her patients will join us […]
  • Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Please wear a face covering at all times whilst visiting the surgery. This includes whilst attending for appointments, collecting your medication, and returning samples. Your face covering can be as simple as a scarf or homemade mask. You can learn how to make your own face covering using the advice posted on the Gov.UK website. […]
  • New Opening Hours
    Please be aware from week commencing 6th April 2020 we will be closing between 1pm and 2pm every Tuesday and Thursday. Our new opening hours from week commencing 6th April 2020 will therefore be as follows: Monday 08:30 to 18:30 Tuesday 08:30 to 13:00 14:00 to 18:30 Wednesday 08:30 to 18:30 Thursday 08:30 to 13:00 […]
  • Missed Appointments – January 2020
    In January 2020 there were 17 missed GP and nurse appointments at Cerne Abbas Surgery. This means 4 hours 0 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 […]
  • Missed Appointments – December 2019
    In December 2019 there were 33 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. […]
  • Missed Appointments – November 2019
    In November 2019 there were 43 missed GP and nurse appointments at Cerne Abbas Surgery. This means 9 hours 8 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. […]
  • Next PPG Meeting
    The next PPG (Patient Participation Group) meeting will be held at Cerne Abbas Surgery on Thursday 4th December at 2pm. Should you wish to attend please check in with Reception on the day, you do not need to let us know in advance. If you would like more information about the PPG please contact the […]
  • Missed Appointments – October 2019
    In October 2019 there were 28 missed GP and nurse appointments at Cerne Abbas Surgery. This means 5 hours 10 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 […]
  • Missed Appointments – September 2019
    In September 2019 there were 41 missed GP and nurse appointments at Cerne Abbas Surgery. This means 9 hours 10 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 […]
  • Flu Clinic Dates
    Cerne Abbas Surgery will be holding the walk-in flu clinics on the following dates: Cerne Abbas Village Hall – Tuesday 22nd October, 9am – 1pm Piddletrenthide School – Tuesday 29th October, 9:30am – 11:30am Gaggle of Geese Pub – Tuesday 12th November, 9:30am – 11am You do not need to make an appointment or let […]
  • Missed Appointments – August 2019
    In August 2019 there were 24 missed GP and nurse appointments at Cerne Abbas Surgery. This means 5 hours 10 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 […]
  • 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!
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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.
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Bank Holiday Closing
    Cerne Abbas Surgery will be closed on the following dates:   Good Friday 19th April 2019 Easter Monday 22nd April 2019 Monday 6th May 2019 Monday 27th May 2019   If you require medical help during this period call 111, or in case of an emergency call 999.
  • Qualified Dispenser Vacancy
    Due to promotion, Cerne Abbas Surgery are now seeking to appoint a qualified dispenser to work part time at the surgery. For more information and a discussion about the role contact Jo, our dispensary manager.    
  • Stay Well in Dorset
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Staywell Dorset
    Staywell Dorset – Helping you keep well throughout the year
  • Protect Your Child
  • 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 […]
  • Dementia Friendly Surgery
    Cerne Abbas Surgery has been awarded dementia friendly status. We will continue to make progress and development.  
  • CQC Inspection Report
    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) visited the surgery to carry out it inspection on 25th February 2016. The report has been published and is available here: CQC report Cerne Abbas Surgery Feb 2016.

Important Updates

Please wear a face covering (e.g. scarf, homemade mask) when visiting the surgery for all appointments, medication collection, and sample returns you make. Please see our News Post for further information about Coronavirus.

 

Please DO NOT phone or email to ask about the COVID Vaccine. We will update this website and our Facebook page with details as we proceed with our vaccination programme. We will contact patients on an individual basis with an invitation when we have details of the clinics confirmed. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.