Cerne Abbas Surgery

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


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 18:30
Friday 09:00 to 13:00
  14:00 to 18:30
Saturday   CLOSED  
Sunday   CLOSED  
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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 Committee, as well as a devoted husband and father to his two boys.

His legacy lives on in our patients who he cared for diligently, and in the good name he built for our surgery.

Dr Jeremy Dobbs & Dr Jenny Bubb.

The Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has also released a statement which is available to read here.

For more information, please contact the Media and Public Relations Lead for NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group via email on [email protected]

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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 in wishing her all the best for the future.

We are pleased to announce that Dr Steve Wood will be joining us as a partner from June 2020. Some of you may already know Dr Wood, he currently works one day a week as a Salaried GP but will be increasing his time here to 3 days a week. We are very much looking forward to working more frequently with him.

We are also pleased to announce that Dr Stefan Giancola, who has recently been working as a locum GP with us, will be joining us as a Salaried GP from June 2020.

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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.

There are new rules on what you are allowed to do. Please visit the Gov.UK website to find out the most up to date information.

Be aware of misinformation that is currently spreading on social media sites such as Facebook, as well as some news outlets. The following websites give accurate and useful advice about self-isolation and the current Coronavirus outbreak:

Asthma UK
World Health Organization
COVID-19 Stay at Home Guidance (Gov.uk)
COVID-19 UK Government Response (Gov.uk)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) (NHS.uk)
NHS 111 Coronavirus symptoms advice (111.NHS.uk)

The NHS in Dorset and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to protect patients, our community and NHS staff while ensuring as many services as possible are available to the public.

If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus including a new continuous cough and a high temperature, you must stay at home for 7 days.

Please do not book a GP appointment or attend your GP practice.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home. After 14 days, anyone you live with who does not have symptoms can return to their normal routine.

But, if anyone in your home gets symptoms, they should stay at home for 7 days from the day their symptoms start. Even if it means they’re at home for longer than 14 days. The most up-to-date public guidance is always online at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.

Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or you cannot go online.

For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact.

A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.

Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines.

This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation. Any equipment that come into contact with suspected cases are thoroughly cleaned as appropriate. Specific guidance has also been shared with NHS staff to help safeguard them and others. Patients can be reassured that their safety is a top priority.

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have symptoms that may be linked to this virus

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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:

Monday08:30to18:30
Tuesday08:30to13:00
14:00to18:30
Wednesday08:30to18:30
Thursday08:30to13:00
14:00to18:30
Friday08:30to18:30
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED
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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 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.

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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. 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.

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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. 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.

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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 surgery.

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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 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.

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