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If you have returned from Wuhan, China in the last 14 days, or have had contact with a confirmed case of the virus:

  • Stay indoors and avoid contact with other people
  • Call NHS 111 to tell them of your recent travel to the city

Please follow this advice even if you do not have symptoms of the virus

For more information please do NOT call the surgery. Please call 111 or visit

Did you know that you can book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access your medical records on line via an App or  see on-line services tab.  You will, however, need to register for on-line services first by bringing ID into the Practice and speaking to the Receptionists.

Prescriptions - Patients may continue to submit prescription requests in the usual way, either electronically or using their usual site. We continue to encourage patients to use the electronic prescription service where possible (ask our Reception Team for further information). You should collect your prescriptions as normal but please gives us AT LEAST 2 working days to process them. WE DO NOT TAKE PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE.

Appointments & Telephone calls - You should continue to use the existing numbers for each site. You can book an appointment at either surgery on either number as the clinical system is now one which should assist with call flow. If you have any queries please ask the Reception Team.

On-line access to medical records - You can now access your full computerised medical records on line - please request this via the on-line portal.  You will then be sent a letter requesting confirmation of your request for governance purposes. 


Talbot Medical Centre

Talbot surgeryMay we take this opportunity to welcome you to our practice, Talbot Medical Centre, which is an unlimited partnership.

We have a long-established history in the area and have developed special ties with our locality and its academic establishment, Bournemouth University. We have a branch site at 1368 Wimborne Road and offer a medical service to Bournemouth University. We practice quality family and personal medicine, meeting the needs of all our patients as best we can. We constantly monitor the quality of Community and Hospital care provided by local Hospitals to provide patients with the best medical care. We co-operate with NHS England Wessex Area Team and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to advance Primary Care, and our long-established patients will have observed the many improvements in the services we offer.

Practice Leaflet

When does my GP work?

Some of the doctors work across two sites and all of them will be "on call" at least one session each week, which reduces the number of pre-bookable appointments.  Drs Betts, Caudell and Nixon are also trainers, which includes four hours of training per week, when they are unable to see patients.  Whilst this does reduce the number of appointments available for patients, we feel that training the doctors of the future is very important.

Please click here to be diverted to the GP consulting times page.

Car Parking

There are 2 car parking spaces designated for disabled drivers/patients at Talbot Medical Centre and 1 at 1368 Wimborne Road; please leave these free. Cars are parked at owners risk. There are 2 bicycle stands. Talbot Medical Centre is unable to accept any responsibility for damage or theft to items left on the property.


Talbot Pharmacy

Please note that Talbot Pharmacy is now open within Talbot Medical Centre from 8.00am to 7.00pm  Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 8.00am to 8.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday and 8.00am to 12.00 noon on Saturday. Closed Sunday.  They offer normal pharmacy services, including over the counter products, home delivery etc. Please ask at the Pharmacy for an application form if you wish them to become your "pharmacy of choice".

(Site updated 21/02/2020)
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