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CQC grades both Dunster Surgery and Porlock Medical Centre as OUTSTANDING

We are delighted and proud to say that both Dunster and Porlock have been assessed as 'Outstanding' - the top grade - in our recent CQC assessments.  The full reports are here: for Dunster Surgery and Porlock Medical Centre

This is an enormous tribute to all our fantastic staff for their dedicated and caring work - and to all our patients whose help and support is so very valuable to us.

Brendon Hills Surgery updates

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to all the patients and staff of Brendon Hills Surgery who will be joining Dunster Surgery in merger from 28 September 2015.  It will bring together two neighbouring small practices of like spirit and we're determined to keep as much of the small friendly practice ethos as we can for all the patients in Dunster and Brendon Hills alike.

Details of the changes will be in the Brendon Hills Surgery newsletters

The new Dunster Surgery

Is currently being built!  Roofs are tiled, windows in, render on and wood cladding up.  As you will see when you drive past, there are two floors in all with much more space, far better access for all and up-to-the-minute facilities to make sure everything is safe and healthy for patients and staff alike.  We're hoping to be open in December 2015.

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 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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