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Dunster Surgery in Guardian article shock

We were pleased to be included in an importnat Guardian series on changes in British society:

GPs wanted - is this for you?

Dunster and Porlock Surgeries are looking for two GPs to join the team - Associate GPs, with a view to partnership possible.  Can you see yurself working with spectular scenery outside your office window, providing excellent health care in a community where you are warmly welcomed and respected for the expertise you bring?  Give us a call or write to chat about opportunities for joining our team.

Osteopathy now in Porlock and Dunster

We're delighted to report that Exmoor Osteopathy, an excellent osteopathy partnership, are now running some of their clinics from Porlock Medical Centre and Dunster Surgery.  Please see their section under 'Clinics & Services' (the reddy-brown tab at the top). 

Dunster Patients

outofhoursIn an emergency please telephone the surgery and you will be given the number of who to contact when the surgery is closed. On Thursday afternoon between 12.30 and 6.30 please call Porlock Surgery on (01643) 862575.  At all other times please telephone 111 

Porlock Patients

You are able to contact the Surgery between the hours of 08:00am –18:30pm except for Wednesday, which is our half-day and we will be closed from 12:30pm. If you need to speak to a doctor on a Wednesday afternoon, please call Dunster Surgery on (01643) 821244.

In a medical emergency outside of the above hours or if you need to contact the District Nursing Team, please telephone your practice as usual. You will then be given another number to ring, which will be manned by staff with medical knowledge.

Alternatively you can dial 111.  An experienced nurse, who will call an ambulance, arrange access to an on-call doctor, or provide advice, will then assess and advise you.

NHS Direct

In the case of urgent need when the practice is closed you can call 111 to speak to a triage nurse. Your needs will be assessed and advice offered or arrangements made for you to see a doctor.


Please do not ask to see a doctor out of hours unless you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

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