Welcome to Puddletown Surgery
Updated 25th September 2020
We recently updated our website with the dates for the upcoming flu clinics. As some of you may have already experienced demand this year for the vaccine has been unprecedented. We order our Flu vaccines a year in advance, based on the take up of the vaccine over the previous few years. This has meant that this year we are having to monitor the number of vaccines given very carefully to ensure our most vulnerable patients are prioritised. I apologise if you have been unable to book in for the flu vaccine at the current time. We will relook at the number of vaccines we have available after each booked clinic and consider planning further flu clinic dates. Please see our website for updated information. If you are eligible for a flu vaccine and would like it sooner than we have availability you are able to receive this from another provider, such as a chemist. Your vaccine will be free of charge.
Thank you once again for your support and understanding as we all adapt to a new way of working.
Clare Stickland - Practice Manager
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 9.00am
Please come on time to your booked appointment and come alone if possible
Please do not come into the surgery if you think you may have Coronavirus, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
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.
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
- How to get a Coronavirus test
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.
(Site updated 21/10/2020)