Temporary Change to Opening Hours at Churchinford and Dunkeswell Surgeries

From Monday 8th April we are having to amend our opening hours at Churchinford and Dunkeswell – and we will only be open for the mornings at both surgeries from 8.30am to 12.30pm, Monday to Friday.

This is a temporary measure, and we plan to reopen for the afternoons as soon as we possibly can.  We apologise for the inconvenience this may cause, but we are currently very short of reception and dispensing staff which means we cannot maintain our current opening hours, and at the same time provide a full dispensing service to our patients.

We do appreciate that this is particularly difficult following the temporary changes we have already had to make at Churchinford due to the Radon gas issue.

 We are currently appointing and training new staff to enable us to return to full service, and we are also nearing completion for the mitigation works needed for the Radon gas problem.

We will still be offering the full range and number of clinical appointments as usual, but more of these will be at Hemyock surgery.

We appreciate your understanding in these difficult circumstances and would remind you that our staff are working extremely hard to provide the best service we can under challenging conditions.

The Blackdown Practice

Published on 19 March 2024