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Alternative Appointments

TPAL - (The Practice at Lymington)

If we cannot accommodate your needs by having an available appointment at a time when you are able to get to surgery (due to working out of area) then you can contact TPAL to see if they have an available appointment to see a doctor or nurse.  You can contact them on 01590 630545.  There opening times are:-

Monday - Friday 16:00 - 20:00

Saturday - 0800 - 16:00

Sunday - 10:00 - 14:00

They are situated at Lymington Hospital within the Minor Injuries Unit


All the family members are welcome to come with baby to the well baby clinic for weighing baby and for general advice from the health visitor.  If you have a problem to discuss in confidence with the health visitor, you should make a separate appointment. 

Details of times and venues of clinics are available from your health visitor.  Certain other development checks will be undertaken in the first few years.  You will be given details of these and sent for at the appropriate time.

Check_throatChild Health Clinics 

Totton Health Centre, Testwood Lane, Totton
Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm   
Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Mulberry Community Centre, Marchwood
Wednesday 9.15am – 11.00am 
Sure Start Centre, Heather Road, Blackfield
Thursday 9.30am – 12noon
You will be very welcome to attend any of the above clinics. 


Appointments for all childhood immunisations will be sent to you direct from the Health Authority.  The appointment will be for a clinic at the surgery.  Your health visitor is available to discuss these immunisations with you and will seek your consent.  Children are immunized as babies, just before starting school and just before leaving school.  If you are unable to attend, please let us know so that another appointment can be sent.

Telephone No: 

  • 02380 877906   Dibden Purlieu
  • 02380 871233   Marchwood 

Your Midwives Are:








          Dibden Purlieu: Jane Threlfall 

  • Marchwood: Claire Twydell or Kay Sowerby

Dr's. Hudson, Woollett, Joseph, Arter, Le-Robichaud, O'Reilly, Cooper and Clarke all undertake antenatal care in conjunction with the local community midwives.  If you think you may be pregnant, visit your pharmacist either for a self-test kit, or to arrange for the pharmacist to do a pregnancy test.  If your test is positive, you should see your doctor to make arrangements for your antenatal care.

If it is your first baby, it is quite likely your GP will share your antenatal care with a consultant obstetrician and that your baby will be born at the Princess Anne Maternity Hospital in Southampton.  The day after delivery it is likely you will be transferred back to the maternity unit at Hythe Hospital for your postnatal care. 

For subsequent confinements, where there are no complications, Hythe Hospital is a popular choice for the delivery as well as the postnatal care. 


All of the doctors and our practice sisters have been trained to give family planning advice.  Please note that whilst this care is on-going an annual review will be needed.


Dr Arter holds a diabetic clinic each Thursday morning at Dibden Purlieu. Diabetic patients of the practice will normally have their diabetes looked after by him, in conjunction with Sister Swinburn, and Mrs. L Gunn (clinical assistant) and will be called for regular checks.  Dr. Hudson is also a specialist in diabetes and holds a diabetic surgery at Marchwood on Friday mornings.



Do you require any special needs?

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Are you a carer for one of our patients?

We our here to help so please feel free to speak to our reception staff and clinicians who are only to happy to assist you or complete our carers/cared for form at the reception desk.



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