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Bank Holiday Pharmacy Opening Hours

On Monday 26th August, all pharmacies in Blandford will be closed.

Here are your nearest options:

The Walford Mill Pharmacy, Wimborne, BH21 1NL - 8.30am - 1pm & 2pm - 6.30pm

LLoyds Pharmacy, Shaftesbury, SP7 8DH - 8.30am - 6.30pm

Marnhull Pharmacy, DT10 1PU - 9am - 1pm & 2pm - 5.30pm

Dorset Care Record

Dorset Care Record (DCR) is an electronic record linking health and social care information from Dorset General Practices (doctors’ surgeries), Borough of Poole CouncilBournemouth Borough CouncilDorset County CouncilDorset County HospitalDorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation TrustNHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)Poole Hospital, and Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals to improve care in Dorset.

Every household in Dorset will receive a household leaflet early in January 2019.

For more information, please go to - 

Dorset Care Record Leaflet


  • 24th September 2019 from 2.30pm
  • 26th September 2019 from 3.30pm - 6.30pm

  • 22nd October 2019 from 1.30pm - 4.30pm

During this time if you require urgent medical attention, please ring NHS 111

If you have a life threatening medical emergency, please dial 999


 Dorsets Vision

Pressures in the NHS

You have all seen the news regarding the crisis in A&E departments nationally, in order to encourage patients to choose the correct service for their needs please see the leaflet below.

There are minor injury units locally, Blandford 01258 394078, Shaftesbury 01747 851535 . They can treat non life threatening injuries such as lacerations, sprains, soft tissue injuries and simple fractures. Give them a call before you attend to check on opening times.

Choose well leaflet

Drugs and driving - The Law

Dorset CCG Need for Change Jan 2015

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