For the latest Weymouth & Portland Coronavirus Information please CLICK HERE
Please also visit our COVID-19 WEB PAGE which includes further information, help and details of resources available.
eConsult - Please click the link below to start an eConsult
eConsult enables GP practices to offer online consultations to their patients. This allows patients to submit their symptoms or requests to their own GP electronically and offers around the clock NHS self-help information, signposting to services, and a symptom checker
Services include self-help information, advice or help from local services which may be appropriate for your condition, such as self-referral services or help from your local pharmacy.
When you click the E-consult link to contact your GP online, you will be taken through a series of questions regarding your symptoms. Once completed this is sent electronically to your GP who will respond back to you before the end of the next working day.
All non-urgent blood tests suspended
The NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some blood bottles used for taking blood tests. We have been told to suspend all non-urgent blood tests (eg blood tests for routine reviews or other items that can be safely deferred for a short while). Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one. The NHS is working hard to procure new supplies of blood bottles. We expect blood bottles supplies to return at the end of September but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test. You will be able to book your routine tests when supplies become more easily available. If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
CLOSED for Staff Training
The Surgery will be CLOSED
Thursday 9th September from 3.30pm
If you require Urgent Medical Assistance during this time
Please CALL 111
Flu Campaign 2021/2022
RCS and Preston Road flu clinics will again be held at Wey Valley School and these are expected to be on Saturdays in October. As you may have heard deliveries are delayed due to national issues. As soon as we have a confirmed delivery, we will publish the clinic dates. If we have your mobile number, we will text you inviting you to book your flu appointment either by following a link or phoning the surgery during dedicated flu booking times. If we dont hold a mobile number we will contact you.
We look forward to seeing you for your flu vaccination as soon as we are able.
Further information on the flu vaccines including easy read information below.
NHS information on the Flu Campaign
The flu vaccine is a safe and effective vaccine. It is offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu. For further information on who can receive the vaccine click here.
For further information please click the links below.
Information on the vaccine for those under 65 years (by 31/3/22)
The Nasal Spray can also be offered to people with a learning disability who are needle phobic.
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR)
The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.
The new data collection reduces burden on GP practices, allowing doctors and other staff to focus on patient care.
If you would like to Opt-out, please complete an Opt-out form which can be collected from outside the surgery, or click here to complete an Opt-out form and forward this to the surgery.
To provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others, the collection of GP data for Planning and Research in England has been deferred.
Welcome to Preston Road Surgery
Within our website you will find information about our Surgery, services that the Surgery offers, and health advice.
We are located in the seaside town of Weymouth on the south coast of England.
We aim to provide a comprehensive, personal, professional service to all our patients.
We are open to new NHS patients and would like you to join our surgery. If you live within our practice area please go to our registration page for more information on how you can become a patient at our surgery.
If you would like to book an appointment with a doctor please telephone the surgery between 08.30 to 18.30 on 01305 832203.
need medical advice or attention when the surgery is closed please call
The NHS 111 service is free to call although if calling from a Pay-as-you-go mobile you will need at least 1p credit.
If you have a life threatening emergency call 999
You can also find further information of the services we offer in our Practice Booklet.?>
Please click the link below to access our Online Services
Young People, Parents and Carers
Please click the link below
to access our webpage for Young People, Parents and Carers.
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Preston Road Surgery have an active patient participation group, who play a part in shaping roles and services within the surgery. We are always seeking new members to have a say in what we do. For further information please visit our PPG page.
The NHS Friends and Family Test
We would like your feedback on the care or treatment we give you any time you visit your GP or have contact with the practice. It doesn't take long.
You may receive an automated text message to your mobile phone after your appointment asking for feedback, please take the time to reply.
All feedback is greatly appreciated and will be used to help us continue to improve our service to you. All feedback is anonymous.
You can also complete a paper Friends and Family feedback form and post this anonymously in the Friends and Family post box, situated in the waiting room.
Please visit www.nhs.uk/friendsandfamily for further information.
You can also leave a review on NHS UK
Health & Social Care Information Centre
Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care. How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy. We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.