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They're healthcare experts who can give you clinical advice, right there and then.  And if symptoms suggest it's more serious, they'll ensure you get the help you need. 

Medical Care when we're closed ...

NHS 111    If you require medical help, please call the NHS 111 service on 111.  This service is for urgent medical situations or if you or a member of your family becomes ill and you are concerned.  

Local Pharmacist   Your local pharmacist is often able to help you with mild medical ailments. 

999   If you injury or illness is severe or if you have had a serious accident, telephone 999 and ask for an ambulance. Alternatively visit your local A&E department.

Walk-in Centre.  There is a weekend clinic in the local area for holidaymakers, people without a permanent registered GP or those seeking treatment outside of normal surgery hours.  There are no telephone bookings - you just turn up and are allocated an appointment on arrival.  Please bear in mind that these clinics can be extremely busy and you may have a long wait to be seen.  The weekend Walk-in Centre is at:

Boscombe & Springbourne Health Centre, 66-68 Palmerston Road, Boscombe, Bournemouth  BH1 4HT.  Opening times: Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 8 pm.

Easter Holidays

Please be aware that the Practice will be closed for the Easter Weekend (30th March - 2nd April) and will reopen on the 3rd April.  If you need to access medical care during this time, please refer to our Noticeboard section for advice.

May we ask our patients to ensure they have sufficient medication to cover the Easter weekend and to ensure medication requests are passed to us as soon as possible.  Please remember, we do not take medication requests over the telephone.

A warm welcome from our staff to the Practice Website

May we take this opportunity to welcome you to our practice. We are very proud of the services we provide and hope we are able to fully support the health needs of you and your family. We are continually looking to develop our services and welcome any comment you may wish to make. We have a long established history in the area.


We practice quality family and personal medicine. We constantly monitor the quality of community and hospital care provided by your local hospitals to provide you with the best medical care. We co-operate with the Care Quality Commission, Dorset Clinicial Commissioning Group and NHS England to advance Primary Care and our long-established patients will have observed the many improvements in the service we offer.


The intention of this website is to make you aware of the services we provide, to help you use them as efficiently as possible, and to offer advice for common complaints. Please read the sections on repeat prescriptions and house calls. Our staff will be happy to answer questions or provide you with further information that you may require.


All patients at this practice are allocated a named GP (this is your registered GP). All new patients will be informed of her named GP within 21 days of joining the Practice.   You are still able/welcome to book appointments with the GP of your choice but your registered GP is responsible for your overall care. Should you wish to know who this is please ask the receptionist.


Please be aware that in order to maintain our standards, all incoming and outgoing calls will be recorded but no recorded data will leave the Surgery.


See our column 'Local Events to improve your Health' in which we will put details of events that organisations are putting on or to give advice on improving health.  


GP Appointments at Royal Bournemouth Hospital

We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends.  If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask to see if one is available.  These appointments may be at a different site e.g. Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Elaine Tham - Nurse Practitioner

Please remember that we have the services of a Nurse Practitioner.  Elaine Tham can now see, treat and prescribe for patients with many different ailments.  Please see our article on Elaine in our 'Further Information' column to the right for details on what Elaine can treat.

CQC Inspection

On Wednesday 13th December 2016, the Village Surgery was inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) who thoroughly reviewed all our clinical and management procedures to assess if we were working to the nationally set standards.  We are very pleased to announce that we received a 'Good' rating in all areas which signifies that we are performing well and meeting all the CQC's expectations. 

A lot of hard work was undertaken by all the staff at the surgery in order to achieve this rating and we are very pleased with the result. 

A copy of the full CQC Inspectors' report is available at the following link.

Village Surgery CQC Inspection

The Electronic Prescribing Service

The Village Surgery  uses the Electronic Prescription Service. This service should make collecting repeat prescriptions easier and more convenient for you as this service gives you the option to ‘nominate’ the pharmacy you choose to get your regular medication or appliances from. Your GP will then send your prescription electronically to them directly and your medication will be ready for you to collect in about two working days. This will therefore save you a trip to the surgery just to collect a prescription form.

Further details are available in the information sheet below. If you decide you would like to use this service, please print off and complete a 'Pharmacy Nomination Form' shown below and bring it to reception with some photographic ID as soon as possible so we can up date your details.

EPS Pharmacy Nomination Form

EPS Information Sheet

Travelling Abroad?

Please see our article on vaccines for foreign travel and how we can help you.  However please remember - patients who intend to travel abroad are required to phone through the surgery 5-7 days after you have submitted your travel form to find out exactly which travel vaccinations they require in advance of their appointment. 

Update your Contact Details

You can update your contact details securely online. Click here to update your details

  On Line Service - SystmOnline

We are very pleased to announce that our internet service called ’SystmOnline’ has been very popular with our patients.  It is a very easy to use website which enables you to:

  • View existing appointments

  • Book a 10 minute doctor's appointment over the next four weeks.

  • Cancel an appointment. 

  • View your medication.

  • Request repeat medication.

  • Change your contact details.

  • View your Summary Care Record  

  • Review your detailed recorded medical record. 

The Summary Care Record details the allergies and sensitivities, acute medications issued in the last 12 months and current and past repeat medications.  Please see our 'Latest News' section for further details and how you can register for this service.

To view your summary care record online Click Here

Online Prescriptions

We are changing the system for ordering repeat prescriptions. Learn More...

Review your detailed recorded medical record

You now have the facility to review your detailed recorded medical record.  However, requests for this service must be assessed by your usual GP to ensure that there is nothing in your record that your GP considers may be harmful to your wellbeing.  This may take up to 10 working days.



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