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Dining Club

Albert's Dining Club is a lunch club in Sturminster Newton for older people. Diners are provided with a two course, home cooked meal with tea and coffee for a reasonable charge.
They are now expanding the service and can deliver a freshly cooked hot meal to your home for £6 each.
Contact details for Alberts Dining Club :

Home Meal Service

Calling all carers!! Do you need a bit of "You time"?? Take a look at the details of monthly drop-in sessions dedicated to YOU!

My Time


  • 30th November 2017 from 1.30pm - 4.30pm
  • 31st January 2018 from 3.30pm - 6.30pm
  • 6th March 2018 from 3.30pm - 6.30pm

During this time if you require urgent medical attention, please ring NHS 111

If you have a life threatening medical emergency, please dial 999

Reminders will be posted nearer each date.


For a current list of Job Vacancies, please look at our "Further Information page" below or click here.


We are now booking appointments for flu vaccinations for our patients, the dates of all of the clinics can be found here

Please note that we are not able to vaccinate children with the nasal vaccine yet, the government are sending supplies of the vaccine shortly, we will post an update on the website when we have the children's vaccine in stock.

By coming to our flu clinics you are assured to have a quick turn around time as we have access to your full clinical record, plus our staff are all clinically trained to assess if you require any other vaccinations such as Shingles or Pneumococcal vaccination.  The flu service we run this year will fund the employment of two nurses, so please support us by having your Flu jab at the practice.  We look forward to seeing you there.

PPG Meeting 6th December 2017

Next PPG Meeting, 6th December 2017 at Sturminster Newton

The agenda for the meeting to follow

Practice Response to the GP Patient Survey Results 2017

The practice have put together the following response to the results of the latest GP Patient Survey, please take a look here

Latest Friends and Family Results August 2017 here


Childhood vaccinations cover the range of vaccinations delivered from at around 8 weeks old up to when a child first goes to school at 5 years old.

There are three good reasons to have your child vaccinated:

  • vaccinations are quick, safe and extremely effective
  • once your child has been vaccinated against a disease, their body can fight it off better
  • if a child isn’t vaccinated, they’re at higher risk of catching – and becoming very ill from – the illness


Are you leaving school or college? Get your MenACWY vaccine

MeningitisMeningitis 2

Shingles vaccine....are you eligible??


Zero Tolerance

The practice fully supports the NHS policy on zero tolerance. Anyone who attends of calls the surgery and abuses the GPs, staff or patients be it verbally, physically or in any threatening manner whatsoever, will risk removal fromt he practice list. In extreme cases we will summon the Police and have offenders removed from practice premises

We welcome your feedback - click here to take The Friends & Family Test

Enhanced Data Sharing Model (EDSM)

Patients registered with a GP in The Blackmore Vale Partnership are set to benefit from a new way of sharing information about their care between NHS health professionals.
Going live on 8th August 2016, the Enhanced Data Sharing Model (EDSM) allows health professionals who are directly involved in an individuals’ care to view specific information contained within their GP health record; e.g. District Nurse, another GP, Physiotherapist.  This is done with the individual’s consent.  The individual has the right to refuse/withdraw consent at any time. 
Examples of who might be able to access information include: 
  • Accident and emergency services;
  • GP practices;
  • Walk in centres;
  • Minor injury units;
  • District nursing teams.
The EDSM system offers real benefits for local people. For example if you are receiving treatment from three different services, they can now share information and make decisions based on what other treatment you are already receiving.  In the past they would have treated a patient but would not have had access to their full medical record.
Weymouth, Portland & Purbeck localities have already successfully implemented the Enhanced Data Sharing Model. Practices across Dorset have been working closely for some time to be able to achieve this too and we are delighted that we can now offer local people improved care both within the locality and across the rest of the country.
Information shared can only be accessed by health care professionals, other than your GP, when required and only with the patient’s permission. Patients who do not wish to share their information are advised to speak with their local GP Practice. If you have already opted out of sharing your record, this will still be case.
All information is held on a national secure electronic computer system called SystmOne which is currently home to around 37 million patient records. Access to these records is audited and can only be done with agreement from the person concerned.

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