Doctors, dentists, opticians, emergency NHS services.

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 Co-op 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           


The Village Medical Practice
Located on Station Road in the centre of West Moors, opposite the Co-op / Post Office store: this practice is now part of the South Coast Medical Group, having been an independent 'single-doctor' surgery up to 2016.
Information & contact points (local web site) . . . Village Medical Practice
Listing on the NHS site . . .
The Village Medical Practice


West Moors Group Practice
The West Moors surgery is also centrally located, on Farm Road close to the Moors Pharmacy; there is also an associated surgery serving Three Legged Cross - which might be more convenient for those living to the north of the village centre.
Information & contact points . . . West Moors Group Practice [NHS site]

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.
Information & contact points . . . Victoria Hospital [NHS site]

This unit also provides, BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT, help if you or a member of your family is unwell and need medical help after your GP surgery has closed.
YOU MUST CONTACT THE NHS 1 - 1 - 1 service prior to a visit as they may advise alternatives depending upon the situation.        


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 . . .
[ In 2018 (September) the two dental practices - Smile Team (Station Road) and Moorlands Dental (Moorlands Road) were physically merged at the Station Road site - see the link immediately under. ]
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 [Coop/PO installed autumn 2015, Memorial Hall active from late summer 2016]: the former is located on the external wall of the Co-operative store / 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.
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.