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Dunster and Porlock Surgeries merge

The two surgeries of Dunster Surgery and Porlock Medical Centre have merged as of 01 April 2017.  Patients should notice no difference to how and who they see in surgery.


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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