When We Are Closed


A&E is for life threatening emergencies or serious injuries.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999.

Call 999 if someone is unconscious, in a confused state, having fits which do not stop, having severe chest pain, breathing difficulties or severe bleeding.

Our nearest A&E departments are:

Yeovil District Hospital, Higher Kingston, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 4AT

(01935 475122) 

Dorset County Hospital, Williams Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 2JY 

(01305 251150)


If the surgery is closed and you have a medical problem that is urgent, but not an emergency, please use NHS 111. 

If necessary an out of hours doctor or nurse can assess your condition and provide advice or an emergency appointment.

Out of hours services are often very busy, so please only use this option if your problem cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

Use NHS 111 online or phone 111. 

There is a minor injury unit at Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, 01749 341101. This is open seven days a week 8am – 9pm (last patient admitted at 8.30pm).

Examples of problems that can be treated at the MIU:

  • Chest or throat infections
  • Eye infections
  • Urinary infections
  • Emergency contraception
  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts, wounds and bites
  • Minor head injuries

The Yeatman Minor Injury Unit (Sherborne) is currently closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NHS Pharmacies are an excellent source of advice for minor ailments such as 

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • coughs
  • colds
  • flu
  • earache
  • cystitis
  • skin rashes
  • teething
  • red eye

You can obtain emergency contraception at a pharmacy without needing to see a GP first. 

Click here to find a list of the pharmacies closest to the practice.

Local Pharmacy Opening Times

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