Doctors, dentists, opticians, emergency NHS services.

NHS SERVICES DURING THE CURRENT EMERGENCY ARE SEVERELY STRETCHED AND MEASURES HAVE ALSO TO BE TAKEN TO PROTECT STAFF FROM COVID-19 INFECTION: THEREFORE YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO TURN UP AT A GP SURGERY, MINOR INJURIES UNIT OR URGENT TREATMENT CENTRE WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. IF YOU NEED GP SERVICES REFER TO YOUR PRACTICE WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO ACCESS GP CARE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONLINE ACCESS, PLEASE TELEPHONE INSTEAD. 
 

IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

NHS Emergency and urgent care service  111
Dial 111 if you need urgent medical help or advice or you think you might need to go to A & E; for 'normal hours' services, see entries against Doctors below.
            
999 (or 112) Life-threatening emergency, major road-traffic accident etc.

[ For information relating to the Defibrillators outside the Spar store on Station Road and at the Memorial Hall, see entry at the bottom of this page. ]         

Surgeries . . .

The Barcellos Family Practice
Located on Corbin Avenue, Tricketts Cross - this surgery covers West Moors.
Information & contact points . . . Barcellos Family Practice           

West Moors Village Surgery
This practice is split across two sites for historical reasons: one section is located at 175 Station Road ( accessed from a passageway off Farm Road, or from the rear of the shops that contain the chemist ) and the other is at 164 Station Road ( opposite the Spar shop sub-PO ). The main administrative offices are at 175 Station Road.
At the time of writing this panel, with access to GP surgeries very limited, it is best to contact via telephone ( 01202 865 800 ) or online.
Information & contact points . . . 
West Moors Village Surgery

Chemists . . .

Moors Pharmacy
Located on Farm Road, close to its junction with Station Road.
Information & contact points . . . Moors Pharmacy [NHS site]


Boots Pharmacy
Adjacent to Sainsbury's supermarket at Tricketts Cross [ probably more convenient for residents at the 'Ringwood Road end' of the village & for those who routinely shop at Sainsbury's or the other units along Ringwood Road, e.g., Lidl.]
Information & contact points . . . Boots site for Ferndown/Ringwood Rd store

Emergency NHS support . . .
Wimborne Hospital - Minor Injuries Unit
Restricted times of opening & services available; please check before visiting: where the MIU is not open / available, contact the NHS help line as at the head of this page.
Information & contact points . . . Victoria Hospital [NHS site]

General NHS information
For comprehensive advice - for example finding local facilities, advice & latest news use this site: it also has a 'symptom checker' facility and extensive information relating to all health-related matters & medicines.
Information & contact points . . . NHS UK web site
If you need help with a minor health concern - visit your local pharmacy or for on-line advice, use this web site . . . NHS Pharmacy information
For information on services available that are specific to Dorset, visit the Dorset HealthCare site . . .
Information & contact points . . . Dorset HealthCare University web site

Dentists . . .
Envisage West Moors  
Information & contact points . . . Envisage web site

NHS Dental Services
Finding a dentist that works for the NHS can be difficult, but the NHS Choices web site has some useful advice and a search facility to help with answers: find this page . . . NHS Dentists page


Opticians . . .
EyeStyle Centre 
Information & contact points . . . EyeStyle Centre web site

Community Emergency Defibrillators . . .
Emergency defibrillators are now available [ Spar / PO installed autumn 2015, Memorial Hall active from late summer 2016 ]*: the former is located on the external wall of the Spar store ( was the Co-op ) / Post Office on Station Road & the latter is prominently placed on the external front wall of the Memorial Hall. The units were donated by Wimborne & Ferndown Lions Club. These units will potentially be of benefit both to residents & the many visitors who walk & cycle through the area.
[ *There is also a defibrillator within the Tesco Express store on Park Way ]
Defibrilator unit The units are known as automated external defibrillators (AED) and they are a portable device that check the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal pattern of activity. AEDs are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest which is a condition where the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops. Once access is gained to the unit (after dialling 999 - the operator will give instructions on how to open the casing & what the access code is), the machine will give audible instructions on its use.