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Welcome to Puddletown Surgery

Updated 11th January 2021

COVID Vaccine

We have started to invite our first patients for the COVID vaccine. We have a very limited number of vaccines available initially. You may receive your invitation at a different time to your spouse, friend or neighbour etc. Unfortunately, we cannot override the order and priority in which the invitations are sent. If you have not received a phone call or txt message invitation please do not call the surgery to check on your status, it will take time to contact and vaccinate everyone!

A frequently asked question guide is available here.

Message to patients

Due to the new strain of Covid-19 we have been advised to close our patient toilets. Please speak to a member of staff if using the facilities is absolutely necessary.


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.

How to avoid spreading infection

Please follow the guidance when you enter the surgery building.

It's very important to do what you can to reduce the risk of you and other people getting ill with coronavirus.

You can spread the virus even if you do not have symptoms.


  • try to stay at least 2 metres (3 steps) away from anyone you do not live with (or anyone not in your support bubble)
  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • cover your mouth and nose with a face covering-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.
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards


  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean


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

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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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Upload a copy of our Practice Leaflet  here.


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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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