Welcome To
Swanage Medical Practice

Swanage Medical Practice
Station Approach
BH19 1HB

General Enquiries & Community Services: (01929) 422231
Clinical Appointments: (01929) 475104
Health Advice & Out-of-Hours: 111

Friends & Family Test

We would welcome your feedback to help us maintain a high quality of care to our patients and to highlight any areas that could be improved. Therefore, we would be grateful if you would assist us by answering the following questions:

Click here to complete our online Friends & Family Test.

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About Us

We are a medical practice, part of the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group, committed to providing the best possible care to our patients. Swanage Medical is regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

You will be registered with one of our partners and we would ask that, wherever possible, you see that doctor.

To view the results of our Patient Participation Report 2014/2015 click here

Practice Partners

Male Female
Dr Jason Clark     Dr Wendy Heard
Dr David Haines  Dr Linda Watson
Dr Robert Baker Dr Claire Hombersley
Dr Jeremy Munday Dr Sandeep Gwinnett
  Dr Claire Lehman
  Dr Katie Evans
  Dr Ciara Murphy

Opening Hours

The health centre is open from 8.30am - 1.00pm and 2.00 - 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Please do not phone the surgery outside of the above mentioned times unless it is an emergency, in which case see the "When The Surgery Is Closed"

About Online Telephone Consultations, Appointments, Repeat Prescriptions and Medical Records Access

We offer the facility to book telephone consultations, appointments and order repeat prescriptions online and you can now also view your medical records.

Please note you will need to obtain your Access ID from reception before you can use this service and you will need to make a request to view your medical records once registered for the online service.

Click here to use our online services
click for appointments & prescriptions online

Practice News

Improved Access - Appointments 



We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask. These appointments will be at Swanage Medical Practice or Poole Hospital.

Many thanks.



Swanage Medical Practice -New GP

I would like to take this opportunity to advise you that Dr Baker is planning to retire in May 2018 and in order for the Practice to ensure continuity, we are very pleased to have appointed Dr Law.  Dr Law will be starting as a salaried GP on the 8th August.  He will be working here all day on a Tuesday and a Friday and will also be doing some locum sessions for us.  He is an excellent doctor, who graduated from King’s College London in 2010 and has been working as a GP in Dorchester.

As a consequence of welcoming Dr Law, Dr Baker is reducing his Practice commitment by one weekly session and will therefore need to reduce his list size proportionately.    The reallocation of patients on Dr Baker's list is without prejudice, and is based alphabetically on a patient's surname only (letters F and W). We will start to transfer patients the week of the 7th August, however, it might take a week or two for these changes to appear on our computer system. 

We would like to thank our patients for their understanding and consideration during this period of change and we very much look forward to Dr Law joining our team and settling in to life at Swanage Medical Practice.


Practice Manager.


Swanage Medical Practice Rated "Good" by CQC

I am delighted to announce that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) have rated our surgery as "Good".  The CQC recently visited and inspected every area of our work and we are delighted to have been informed that we are classified as good throughout our services.   The CQC reported that they found our services to be safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led. 

We are so pleased that this rating reflects the immense hard work put in by the Doctors and staff and I hope it assures you of our committment to the health of the community. 

For more information about the Care Quality Commission and to view our full inspection report, please visit:  http://www.cqc.org.uk/provider/1-199748256/services

Natasha Ritchie

Practice Manager


NEW - Practice Newsletters


This spring we issued the first of a quarterly newsletter. In an era of unprecedented demand on the NHS we hope keeping you informed will reassure you of our commitment to your care. We now have a new link to all the newsletters on our home page http://www.swanagemedical.org.uk/newsletter.asp alternatively copies are available from the surgery.



Swanage Medical Practice has become registered as a "Primary Care Research Practice". Dr Claire Hombersley will be taking the lead for the practice and we look forward to working with and involving our patients in this important aspect of their health care.

What is research? 

 Research is the way new knowledge is found. Clinical research (also called ‘clinical trials’ or ‘studies’) is a type of research that is designed to test new treatments or ways of delivering care. Clinical research can involve patients and/or healthy people.

What is Primary Care research? 

When research takes place in a community setting, such as a GP surgery, dental practice or pharmacy it can be called ‘Primary Care Research’. Primary Care Research is concerned with the prevention of disease, new and innovative medical technologies such as a new drug, health promotion, screening and early diagnosis, as well as the management of long term conditions, such as arthritis and heart disease.

Why take part in research studies?

It has previously been found that people who take part in research studies can benefit from the experience. It can be rewarding and people often enjoy taking part. You might learn some more about the condition being studied.
Taking part in research can also help other people, such as others with the same problem as you, or those who might develop it in the future. Some research tries to find new ways of preventing health problems.
You can also sometimes take part in research as a healthy volunteer. This means that you don’t have any problems yourself, but that you volunteer to try out new treatments or ways of delivering care.

How will this affect me?

If you are eligible to take part in a research we are running you will be told about it by your doctor. You will also get some written information about the study. You may hear about it face to face or get a letter in the post from the practice.

It is up to you if you want to take part. Your care and how you are treated by staff will not be affected if you decide that taking part is not for you. You will have time to think about whether or not you want to take part.

Being in a study can be a good experience. All studies have been reviewed by a group of experts that have practice in looking at research. 

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