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Pound Piece Surgery
Reception: 01308 861800
Tunnel Road Surgery
Reception: 01308 861800

Flu Dates 2018 ( posted on Sep 12, 2018 )


We are planning to hold our Saturday Flu Clinics on:


Saturday 29th September at Pound Piece Surgery, Maiden Newton




Saturday 13th October at Tunnel Road Surgery, Beaminster


Both clinics will run from 9-11:30am.


There are three types of vaccine this year and it depends on your age as to which vaccine you are given.

  1. ALL patients over 65 are being offered the Adjuvanted trivalent flu vaccine- This is licensed for patients aged 65 and over and is recommended by the Joint Committee on vaccination and immunisations (your 65th birthday must be on or before 31.03.19).
  2. ALL patients aged 18-64 who are at increased risk due to a long-term health condition are offered the Quadrivalent Vaccine.


You are eligible for this vaccine if you are:

  • A person with Diabetes
  • Pregnant
  • A person with a BMI over 40

Or if you have a long term condition of the:

  • Lungs, eg Asthma or COPD
  • Heart
  • Brain or nervous system?
  • Kidneys?
  • Liver?
  • Immune system
  • Spleen
Children aged between 2- less than 18 will be offered the LAIV nasal spray.  As a practice we only immunise children aged 2-3years as all other ages are given at school.

At the Saturday flu clinics, no children’s vaccines are being given and will need to make an appointment within surgery hours.


Flu season usually starts from December onwards, it can be earlier, but if vaccinated in or before November you should receive the benefit of its protective effect.

Meet, Cook & Eat ( posted on Aug 14, 2018 )

Tony Gibbons from the Friendly Food Club has organised, with the help and support from the Patient Participation Group, a number of FREE taster sessions for their Meet, Cook & Eat project.


This is a very simple concept, people who have difficulties getting out and about, cooking meals or fancy learning some new recipes or meeting new people can come along, do some cooking and then eat what they have cooked. Everything is free, transport, ingredients and equipment are all provided. There are even tubs available so you can take some home for later or to share with friends.


If you or anyone you know is interested, they will start running from mid-September in Stratton, Maiden Newton and Cattistock.


For more information please see the leaflet or conact Tony Gibbons on 01308 868700 or at tony.gibbons01@sky.com

Patient Participation Group ( posted on Jul 12, 2018 )

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is due to have its next meeting on Wednesday 18th July 2018 at 7:30pm at Tunnel Road in Beaminster. 


They are still looking for a chairperson and secetary, if you would like to register your interest for either of these positions or join the PPG, please come along to the meeting.

Chair Based Exercises ( posted on Jul 12, 2018 )

If you have difficulty standing or walking, it needn't mean exercise is out of the question.


We all know that being physically active is good for us, but not everyone can take part in activities like walking, cycling or aerobics classes. If that’s the case for you, but you want to keep active, then chair-based exercise could be just what you’re looking for.

You can use these exercises if you have trouble getting up and about, or even if you just want a change of activity on days you can’t get outdoors.


The Tollerford Patient Participation Group have teamed up with Sally Cunningham to offer chair based exercises at Webbers Piece in Maiden Newton. There is a free taster session on Wednesday 1st August 2018, in Webbers Piece Community Room starting at 2pm. 


To register your interest


Phone Sally Cunningham 01300 341092

Or email: tc.cunningham@btinternet.com 

Walking for Health ( posted on Jul 12, 2018 )

The Tollerford Practice Patient Participation Group (PPG) has set up a Walking for Health group at the Practices in Maiden Newton and Beaminster.


The NHS says of WfH - Walking is 'underated as a form of exercise, but walking is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels who want to be more active.  Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers.'


From February 2018 there is a weekly walk from each surgery (Maiden Newton on Tuesday and Beaminster on Wednesday).  Once a month the walk leaves from Cattistock Tea Rooms and Beaminster Museum).   There will be a choice of differing routes within each walk depending on attendees ability and weather conditions. The walk routes will be gentle and last less than an hour and the surgery has agreed to provide refreshments at the end of each walk.  Refreshments are also available from the Tea Rooms and from Beaminster Museum. 


For more information please visit The Tollerford walking group page on the Walking for Health website 

Kate McConnell ( posted on Jul 12, 2018 )

Kate McConnell (Practice Nurse) is retiring after 17 years of loyal service to the Practice.  The nursing team is currently in the process of looking to recruit a new Nurse to join the team.

Dr Daniel Lane ( posted on Jul 12, 2018 )

We are delighted to welcome Dr Daniel Lane to our dedicated, hardworking and caring team of doctors.


Dr Daniel Lane


Dr Lane qualified from the University of Southampton in 1999 and finished his GP training in 2003. He has been working as a GP in Dorset since then and joined the practice in April 2018.


He has clinic hours over both sites, please see his section under 'Meet the Team' for more details. 

Updated Privacy Policy ( posted on Jul 12, 2018 )

Please view the updated policy here


Following the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that came into effect on 25th May 2018 we have updated our privacy policy to reflect changes in legislation and it can be viewed on our website or there is a hard copy at reception.


The GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union and the European Economic Area. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.

It has been written to reflect the increasing digital world and will allow people to take greater control of their data.


This HAS NOT changed the way in which we hold, process and protect your personal data.

OUR NEW NUMBER ( posted on Apr 6, 2016 )



We have changed our telephone number to:


01308 861800


The telephone number is the same for Pound Piece Surgery, Maiden Newton and for Tunnel Road Surgery, Beaminster.


By dialling 01308 861800 your call will be answered by a member of the reception team as before  who will be able answer any query or request including:


  • Booking or cancelling your appointment
  • Transferring your call to any member of staff at either surgery


For a period of time we will keep the previous numbers in use and we will update you when they can no longer be used.


We have produced a handy fridge magnate, which displays our new number.  These are available from reception at both surgeries.



Please note that our FAX NUMBERS have not changed. 


Sharing Your Medical Information ( posted on Feb 1, 2016 )

Please read our information leaflet on Sharing Your Medical Information


Please direct any queries to Amy McGowan, Patient Services Manager on 01308 861800

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