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The Samaritans are working alongside British Transport Police and Network Rail to help prevent suicides on the railways.

Small talk saves lives. A little small talk can be all it takes to interrupt someone’s suicidal thoughts, and help start them on a journey to recovery. So if you think somebody might need help, trust your instincts and strike up a conversation

Insomnia Support

'The Complete Guide to Insomnia - and How You Can Manage It'  <<<< CLICK LINK 

An in-depth look at insomnia: what causes it, the different kinds of insomnia, and its effects on health and wellbeing. 

    • Advice for managing insomnia effectively with stress management and relaxation techniques, proper diet and exercise, good sleeping environment, CBT, and mindfulness meditation. 
    • How certain medications and treatments can affect sleep, the importance of routine for good sleep hygiene, and why you should keep a sleep journal. 
    • Links to other useful resources and websites to better understand and develop good sleeping habits.



The reception staff are happy to advise you of the locally available dispensing chemist as well as those providing evening facilities. Some chemists also offer a delivery service for housebound patients.

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Bereavement Guide

Bereavement Guide


Bournemouth Bereavement Services

Tell us once - This is a free goverment service that allows you to report a death when you suffer a bereavement and need to tell central and local goverment.

When someone has died, there are lots of things that need to be done, at a time when you probably least feel like doing them. This will include contacting Goverment departments and local council services that need to be informed.

Patient leaflet for Ear Wax

Self help leaflet for ear wax (PDF, 808KB)

Child Health Information

The 'Healthier Together' website has full of useful information about caring for babies and children.

Health Visitor Information

Click here for 'Dorset Health Visiting' contact details. 

Dementia Services

Plans to improve dementia services in Dorset Around 13,638 people over 65 in Dorset have dementia. Over the past few years, NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group has done considerable work to improve dementia diagnosis rates, which rose from being one of the lowest in the country in 2011 at 26% to diagnosing 62.2% of the estimated prevalence of people living with dementia across Dorset by March 2016. Dorset is considered to be one of the fastest improving areas in the country.

Booklets with further information on dementia services are available from the Surgery. Please speak to Alison Thomas (our Carers Lead) for further details.

Dorset Adult Aspergers Support

A drop in support group is held on the 1st and 3rd Friday each month at Rossmore Library, Herbert Avenue, Poole, BH12 4HS - 1st Floor between 11am and 1pm.

Phone: 07818 173 390 Further details are here

Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Vespasian House,
Bridport Road
Dorset DT1 1TS
Tel: 01305 368900
Fax: 01305 368947

Dorset Living Well Active

Living with or beyond cancer

Dorset Mind

Dorset Mind offers a number of groups led by a professional facilitators and other services for people with mental health problems.

Help and advice in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole

The Community Advice in Dorset project gives advice about welfare benefits, debt, housing etc.
In 2015 over 27,000 people received help form Citizens Advice offices in Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.

Local Phone Numbers

Surgery Contact Number: 01202 411700

Age Concern Bournemouth: 01202 523300

Alcoholics Anonymous: 01202 296000

Alzheimer's Society: 01202 483241

Bereavement Services (see below for information booklet): 01202 526238

Bournemouth Bereavement Services: 01202 526238

BPAS (Pregnancy Advisory Service): 0345 730 4030

Child Line (confidential help and advice for anyone under 19yrs old): 0800 11 11

Christchurch Hospital: 01202 486361

Citizens Advice Bureau: 03444 111444 or 03444 994105

Diabetes Careline: 0345 123 2399

District Nurses: 01202 705636

Dorset Adult Aspergers Support: 07818 173 390

Drug & Alcohol Action Team: 01202 451451

Health Visitors - Queens Park Team: 07766 820028

Help & Care (help for older people - many services provided): 0300 111 3303

Police (non-urgent): 101 or 552099

Poole General Hospital: 01202 665511

Red Cross (For mobility aids): 01202 484074

Royal Bournemouth Hospital: 01202 303626

Silverline (Someone to talk to for over 65's - 24hr line): 0800 4 70 80 90

Social Services - Bournemouth: 01202 458000; Christchurch: 01202 474106

Special Clinic (Sexually Transmitted Diseases): 01202 704537

The Junction - Teenagers Advice Line (under 25's): 01202 396009

The Junction - Any age: 0300 3031948

The Samaritans: 116 123 or 551999

National Organisations / Information

National Health Service (NHS) Family Planning
Age Concern Fit for Travel
Change 4 Life Healthline
Asthma UK Insomnia Support
Arthritis Research Campaign M.E. Association
BBC Health

Multiple Sclerosis

British Heart Foundation

National Eczema Society

British Liver Trust Net Doctor
Coeliac UK Patient UK
Diabetes UK Royal National Institute of Blind People
DVLA Fitness to Drive Royal National Institute for Deaf People
Embarrassing Problems Samaritans
Epilepsy Action  Stroke Association
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