England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland | Ireland
Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Get tested for COVID-19
Vaccination status for travelling abroad
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you or your child has them.
Get a test to check if you have COVID-19, find out what testing involves and understand your test result.
Self-isolation and treating symptoms
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
People at high risk
Long-term effects (long COVID)
Find out about the long-term effects coronavirus can sometimes have and what help is available.
Social distancing and changes to everyday life
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
Take part in research
Find out about health research studies and how you may be able to take part.
Download the NHS COVID-19 app
Heathlands House, 175 Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0HXTel: 01202 865800
BSc, MBBS (London 1999), MBA, PgCertMedEd, MRCP(UK), MRCGP - Partner
Dr Hennessy pursued a career in internal medicine before realising, whilst working as a Ships Doctor based in the United States, he liked the continuity of seeing people as a Family Doctor. He is a trainer of new GP's, and takes a lead for practice business.
MBCHB (Leicester 1993) MRCOG - Partner
BM Bsc (Southampton 1993) MRCGP DRCOG DFFP - Salaried GP
BM MRCGP (Southampton 2005) - Salaried GP
Dr Jackson graduated from Southampton University in 2005. She initially worked as a junior doctor at Dorset County Hospital before starting specialist training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in Bristol and Swindon. After deciding to train as a GP, she moved to Bournemouth where she completed her training in March 2013.
Dr Holroyd joined the practice in August 2020. I am sure you will offer him a hugely warm welcome
All patients at the practice will be allocated a named GP who is responsible for your overall care. To find out who your named GP is please contact reception. Please note that you are still able to see any GP of your preference.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner - Jane Cherry
Jane joined the Practice in July 2015, she has over eighteen years’ experience as a Registered Nurse, a Nurse Practitioner qualification, a Masters in Advanced practice and is an independent prescriber.
Jane is able to undertake a comprehensive and sophisticated physical assessment of patients with complex multiple healthcare needs and/or in crisis of all ages. She is able to interpret the results of multiple different assessments and investigations, (blood tests, x-rays, scans) in order to make a diagnosis, and to plan and deliver care.
Jane works independently but also as part of a multi-disciplinary team. She works closely with the practice doctors and will often present patients with complex medical needs to them, so that they can discuss, plan and support appropriate patient management. She is able to plan and provide skilled and competent care to meet a patient’s health and social needs involving or referring on to other members of the healthcare team as appropriate.
Jane leads the Nurse Team.
Frailty Nurse – Sarah Walbrin
Sarah has a wealth of community and district nurse experience. She joined the practice in 2016 as the Frailty lead and is introducing the new Dorset Care Plan to the surgery. Previously you may have seen Sarah around in the village as the DN Sister for the surgery.
Since taking on her new role, Sarah has undertaken a qualification in advanced history taking and clinical assessment. Sarah is also the Wound management lead for the practice and runs two specialist wound clinics each week.
Sarah works independently visiting patients in their own home as well as in the surgery. She chairs the monthly multi-disciplinary team meetings, working closely with the practice staff receiving referrals from many avenues, including the local pharmacy. Sarah is able to plan and provide skilled and competent care to meet a patient’s health and quite often social needs. Clear assessments and plans are put in place to help her patients manage their complex health needs. As the chair of the surgeries multi-disciplinary team meetings she will often refer and work with other members of the healthcare team as appropriate, and ultimately where ever possible preventing that hospital admission.
Katie Trickett - Practice Nurse
Katie joined us in 2017 from Poole hospital where she worked as a senior nurse in respiratory medicine. Katie has the Practice Nurse Diploma and is the Respiratory lead for the practice, she is currently undertaking further study in Asthma.
Samantha Fysh - Practice Nurse
Sam joined us in 2018, she come from a Practice Nurse background, recently completing her back to nursing curse at Bournemouth University; she is now undertaking the Practice Nurse Diploma and is the Diabetes lead for the practice.
Both Katie and Samantha do childhood immunisations, vaccinations, wound care, post operative care, ear care, injections and cervical smears.
Carol Janes – Locum Practice Nurse
Carol helps cover holidays and study leave. Carol has a wealth of Practice Nurse and Community Nursing experience.
Elise Rogers - Health Care Assistant/Phlebotomist
Elise joined the practice in June 2012 having previously worked in the retail industry but changed to a domiciliary care role before joining the practice as a receptionist then trained as a Phlebotomist with other Health Care Assistant duties, now Elise is also coordinating the Tracker Service: that includes contacting elderly and vulnerable patients to suggest or give advice on relevant services that may assist in providing an appropriate level of supportive care.
Sue Kenny – Phlebotomist
Sue has been with the practice for 15 years as well as administration and dispensary responsibilities, Sue also runs phlebotomy clinics.
Assistant Practice Manager
The administrative team consists of 2 Secretaries, 4 Administrators and 6 Receptionists.
The community/district nursing team is based in St Leonards.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
The Health Visiting Team is based in Verwood.