COVID Booster Programme
IMPORTANT UPDATE - 17 December 2021
We are pleased to announce Mid Dorset Primary Care Network has reopened the Atrium Health Centre as a COVID Vaccination site. Appointments are now available on the National Booking System which can be accessed via: https://bit.ly/3q3JxNs or by calling 119.
Please DO NOT phone us to book, as we cannot access the booking system. If you cannot get an appointment, please keep checking the National Booking System as we will be running further clinics in the coming weeks.
Boosters will only be administered to eligible people, meaning you must have had your second dose at least 3 months ago. Only Pfizer/BioNTech vaccinations will be administered.
There is NOT an option to walk-in without a booking, so please do not attempt to do this as you will be turned away.
Appointments at Queens Avenue Surgery
We are assisting with the Covid vaccine rollout - please bear with us.
The aim across the country is to offer every eligible adult a Covid Booster by the end of December and staff at Dorset GP practices are essential in making that happen.
As a result, routine and non-urgent primary care appointments may be postponed until the New Year although at this stage all existing appointments will not be affected. If you have an urgent need you can call us to make an appointment on the same day. Urgent tests and screening will also continue.
For mild contitions, such as colds and flu, your local community pharmacy will be able to provide medicines and guidance and NHS 111 can offer advice if you're unsure where to go.
If you are in an emergency or life-threatening situation, please call 999.
Covid vaccines that were received abroad
Please select this link to find out how to get your Covid vaccine added to your NHS Covid Pass App
If you have:
- a New Continuous Cough or
- a High Temperature or
- a loss of, or change to, your sense of Smell or Taste
If you have symptoms, self-isolate straight away and book a PCR test by calling 119 or via the gov.uk website. Do not leave home, except to post a test kit or for a PCR test appointment. Check if the people you live with need to self-isolate on NHS.UK.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY. If your condition worsens or you are no better after 10 days go online to 111.nhs.uk or telephone 111.
COVID rehabilitation programme - are you recovering from Covid? Please click here for support.
Welcome to Queens Avenue Surgery
Welcome to Queens Avenue Surgery which is located close to the centre of Dorchester and to Dorset County Hospital.
We are based in a beautiful Victorian property which is well equipped and modernised but still manages to retain its period features. The surgery provides ample parking adjacent and to the rear of the building with provision for disabled parking. Access to the building is through automated doors and there is a lift to all floors.
We have six principal doctors and a full complement of ancillary staff looking after the well-being of 8000 patients from Dorchester and the surrounding villages. Our Doctors and staff aim to provide a highly professional service but one that is offered in a friendly and accessible way. In addition to the provision of primary healthcare we provide referral to a range of complementary services including physiotherapy, chiropody, counselling and dietetics. Our nurses are skilled in chronic disease management and provide clinics for asthma and diabetic patients.
We hope you find the website a useful resource for information about our services and other health related information. We aim to expand the facilities provided by this site in the near future and welcome feedback from patients to help us tailor it to your needs.
The surgery is currently open to new NHS patients.
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(Site updated 04/01/2022)