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Keeping flu at bay

If you couldn't get to one our flu fayres in Dunster, Porlock or Washford, just ask at the surgery and if you're eligible (over 65, pregnant or with one of certain long term medical conditions) we can give you a free flu jab 

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We are looking for an administrator to join our West Somerset GP Federation Living Better project (20h) - please click on the link below for more information

  Living Better Administrator

Dunster and Porlock Surgeries news

Click on the link to the right of this page to read our latest newsletter...


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). 

Improving access to general practice: evening and Saturday appointments now available

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or on Saturday.  Appointments will either take place at Dunster Surgery or a neighbouring practice in West Somerset.    Please talk to a receptionist to find out more or to book an appointment.

NHS England have asked us to add the following text: "By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evening and weekend at a time that is most convenient to them.  This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients.  Further information is available at"

Dunster and Porlock Surgeries' Patient Participation Group 


The Dunster and Porlock Surgeries’ Patient Participation Group (PPG) was reformed in May 2017 with new and former patient members from each of the two surgeries (and from the former Brendon Hills practice).  At any one time we expect to have 12 members broadly representative of the geographical spread of the patient population.

A list of the current members will be displayed in each surgery and included in the PPG part of the surgeries’ website.

The PPG plays an important role in helping to shape the services and facilities available at the combined practice.

The PPG is independent of the surgery but works closely with the Practice Managers and GPs to help Dunster and Porlock Surgeries build an understanding of the patient's perspective.

We meet quarterly and the date of our next meeting can be found under the Minutes tab of the PPG section of the website.


We are always keen to hear your views on any aspect of your experience at Dunster and Porlock. 


There is a Suggestion Box in the surgery for patients to give feedback and submit ideas, and all comments are shared with the PPG. 


You can also provide the PPG directly with feedback and ideas to help us improve our local services via the ‘Contacts’ tab above.


A quarterly newsletter is distributed in paper form with prescriptions. An electronic version will be distributed via email to patients who have provided their email addresses to the practice.   If you receive a newsletter via email and decide you no longer wish to do so, please inform the surgery.


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