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Welcome to Penny’s Hill Practice

Penny’s Hill Practice is a six partner practice providing a range of primary care and community health services from Ferndown Medical Centre. The practice has been a training practice since 1979 and we now have with regular placements of F2 doctors as well as medical students from Southampton University and London Medical Schools. The practice shares the purpose built premises with Orchid House Surgery with a range of community services also being provided from attached facilities.

New patients are welcome to register with us.

In 2019, when we asked you, our patients,

“How likely are you to recommend our GP practice

to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment?”


of you replied yes you were either likely to or extremely likely to.


If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

If you already use online services you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.

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We remain open, as we have been since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic last year.

Current surgery status
Surgery = open normal hours
GPs = onsite
Nursing teams = onsite
Reception and administration teams = onsite

Coronavirus Immunisation Progress – update 13/5/2021

We are currently inviting patients in cohort 11 for coronavirus immunisations.

Cohort 11 includes all those aged 30-39 years and we have now just invited the last of our patients in this cohort. Patients in cohorts 1-10 should now have received their invites.

If you are eligible for a covid immunisation, you do not have to wait to be invited by us- you can apply to the National NHS Covid Immunisation Service online here to book your immunisation. Please be aware that the national service may be inviting different cohorts than the ones we are currently authorised to invite.

For proof of Covid vaccine status please see this page.

In Dorset we have administered 647,677 doses of Coronavirus vaccine (as of 25/4/21)

Across the UK , 35,722,461 first doses have been administered and 18,438,532 second doses have been given (as of 12/58/21)

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19)