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Pledge to 'Park Run' 01/06/19

On Saturday 1st June, staff from both Newland & Bute have pledged to Park Run at  Montacute house.

Park runs are volunteer led free 5km weekly events that are run across the UK every Saturday morning. These 'runs' are friendly non-competitive social events that can be run, jogged or walked and have an emphasis on regular participation rather than performance.

The 1st June pledge celebrates a twelve month partnership between the Royal College of General Practitioners and ParkRun UK which aims to encourage people to get more active.

Several of our staff and patients already participate in our local events at Yeovil-Montacute and Henstridge, and we would like to encourage more of you to join us.

Read about Park Run and sign up

Yeovil Montacute Park Run

Henstridge Park Run

Surgery closed for staff Training.....

The surgery will be closed for Staff Training on the following dates and times:

Thursday 23rd May 2019 15:30 - 18:30

Thursday 18th July 2019 15:30 - 18:30

Thursday 26th September 2019 15:30 - 18:30

Tuesday 22nd October 2019 13:30 - 16:30

Wednesday 27th November 2019 15:30 - 18:30

Tuesday 28th January 2020 15:30 - 18:30

Thursday 27th February 2020 15:30 - 18:30

These training sessions are set for the whole of North Dorset. For urgent medical problems that cannot wait until we reopen please contact NHS-111.


The aim of this service is to provide extra primary care appointments for the North Dorset locality area outside core practice hours. Its aim is to be regarded as an extension of General practice and will be staffed by local GP's, nurse practitioners, practice nurses and HCA's who will provide a mix of primary care appointments.

There will be appointments in a number of towns in the locality including Sherborne, Shafesbury and Gillingham. In Sherborne, there will be GP appointments available on a Saturday and healthcare assistant appointments on Sundays for dressings. Appointments for these services can be booked 48 hours in advance for the GP and up to 7 days in advance for dressings. Our receptionists are able to book these appointments for you if you would struggle to make an appointment within core hours.


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Local Transport Issues / Non-emergency Patient Transport

NORDCAT, with the aid of Dorset County Council, had begun a local Sherborne bus service on Mondays only. This service would run on a trial basis until the 17th.December 2018.

Please use this so that we are able to show that there is a need for this in Sherborne.

Sherborne Walking For Health Scheme

Could you be a volunteer Health Walk Leader?

Walking is a great way to stay healthy, both physically and mentally and lots of evidence suggests that regular walking with a group adds social benefits too. A free one-day training course for volunteer Walk Leaders will take place in Sherborne on Monday 22nd October. No prior experience is required, just lots of enthusiasm and an interest in supporting others to stay healthy. The North Dorset Walking For Health scheme has trained over 50 volunteers who now provide weekly Health Walks in Sturminster, Blandford, Shillingstone, Gillingham, Shaftesbury and Sherborne. These are opportunities for those who want to walk a short distance of 1-2 miles at a steady pace in a friendly group. All walks are free and local GP practices are supporting the scheme as they are keen to promote the health benefits associated with regular physical activity. If you would like more information please contact Keith Harrison, Scheme Coordinator on 07825 691508 or email   Details of all walks are on the scheme website  - - and there is a Facebook page -

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