Welcome to Puddletown Surgery


Updated 7th August 2020


Over the last few months you will have noticed a difference in the way things are being done in General Practice as we manage coronavirus (Covid-19).

We want to start off by saying thank you.

Thank you for adapting so quickly to these new ways of working – it has been the drastic, yet fundamental, change needed to ensure the safety of you and our staff.

To slow down the spread of coronavirus, we have worked to reduce the number of people coming into the practice by using telephone appointments, and online consultation systems like videos and e-Consult, see link below.

Our top priority is, and always has been, to keep you and our staff safe whilst ensuring you get the care you need.

This is why we ask you to continue what you have been doing to access your GP.


Please do not visit the GP practice without an appointment or by prior agreement– unless you are visiting the dispensary


Instead please telephone the Practice or use the eConsult link below.

You can speak to a GP or nurse over the phone or have a video consultation if appropriate.

If a doctor or nurse does need to see you in person then you will be given an appointment to attend the Practice.

The Doctor's phone-in times are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday 8.30 to 9.00am and 3.30 to 4.00pm
  • Saturday 8.30 to 9.30am

Face coverings

To help limit the spread of infection we are asking for all patients aged 12 and over to wear a face covering when they come into the Practice.


We have a selection of handmade fabric facemasks available at the surgery which have kindly been made by the Dorchester Scrubbers. They have asked for a donation of £5 per mask to cover the cost of the fabric. There is an honesty box in the surgery lobby with the masks

Thank you once again for your support and understanding as we all adapt to a new way of working.

Clare Stickland - Practice Manager


If you have

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough
  • loss of taste or sense of smell

You and other household members must self-isolate at home for 14 days.

  • Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
  • You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
  • Read the advice about staying at home.
  • Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
  • Use the Coronavirus service

Please do not come into the surgery if you think you may have coronavirus, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

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In addition to the village of Puddletown, the Practice welcomes patients from the surrounding area including: Tolpuddle, Tincleton, Affpuddle, Briantspuddle, West Stafford, Bockhampton, Stinsford, Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide, Alton Pancras, Plush, Dewlish, Cheselbourne, Melcombe Bingham, Ansty and Milborne St Andrew.

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Accidents and Injuries

If you are unlucky enough to have an accident of any sort it's always a good idea to phone us here at Surgery. The Doctors and Nurses are happy to assess injuries and give advice. We can treat most minor trauma injuries saving you a trip to Accident & Emergency and perhaps a long wait.

We are also happy to assess and see if you need an x-ray if you think you may have broken something.
During our opening hours, there is always a Doctor available. Speak to our Receptionists, and they will be pleased to help.

What to do in an EMERGENCY

During Surgery opening hours:  Ring the Surgery on 01305 848333 

Out of hours:  Always ring 111.  This is the new NHS number for all urgent calls. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

The links on this website all come from trusted sources but if you are unsure about any  medical matters please contact your doctor for advice.

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