The Atrium Health Centre; Far from the Madding Crowd

Located in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s historic Dorchester, surrounded by stunning landscapes, peaceful villages and vibrant towns, the Atrium Health Centre is a four partner, 7000 patient GP surgery.

We are a friendly bunch who recognise the importance of getting the work/life balance right.  

Our close-knit clinical team embraces working together to get problems sorted.  We employ a clinical pharmacist to help with medicines management and paramedics for our home visits.  Our doctors have embraced telemedicine, video calls and eConsults.  All our on the day and routine appointments are telephone first.

Our branch surgery Crossways is a dispensing practice nestled in a growing village, a 10-minute drive south east of Dorchester.  It’s staffed by an experienced team and offers the rewarding continuity of care a smaller surgery can bring.

We are proudly hosting our PCN’s covid vaccine clinics.  Our superb management team have embraced the changes needed to keep the surgery ticking over during this unprecedented time.

If you’d like to arrange an informal visit to the practice to discuss either of these roles, or just have a chat, please call our Practice Business Manager, Lisa Fall on 01305 213018 or email


(Advanced) Nurse Practitioner

We are looking to expand our workforce with an experienced nurse practitioner/ANP.  If you’re working towards additional qualifications, we would be happy to help you fulfill your potential with extra training and support.

Hours and salary are open to discussion depending on your specific requirements, experience and qualifications.

To apply please fill in the practice application form and email it to


Salaried GP (Partner)

We are looking to expand our Salaried GPs\partnership due to an upcoming retirement.  We are a PMS practice, with each of the partners working 6 sessions a week, supported by long term Salaried and Retainer GPs and the occasional locum.

By picking us you’ll be joining a young partnership with forward thinking GPs who are not afraid to push the boundaries of their business, whilst always looking for new ways to improve care.

To apply please email your curriculum vitae to



An excellent opportunity has arisen for a qualified and enthusiastic Dispenser to join our small friendly dispensary team at our branch site in Crossways.   

You will be expected to accurately dispense, label and order medication for our patients as well as manage and rotate stock levels.  Experience of Medidose assembly would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be qualified to at least NVQ2 level in a dispensing\pharmacy qualification.  They need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have the ability to work independently and have an excellent attention to detail and be able to adapt in an ever-changing environment.  The role will also involve establishing and developing long term relationships with patients whilst ensuring confidentiality to always deliver a courteous and effective service in a professional manner.

This is a great opportunity to develop your career within our practice and you will benefit from working as part of our supportive team and have the opportunity to join the NHS pension scheme.

Hours are 16 per week (Wednesday 8:30-5:30, Thursday 1:30-5:30 and Friday 8:30-12:30).  The flexibility to cover sickness and holiday is essential. 

Pay is £10.00 per hour.

Please read the job description.

To apply please complete our application form and email to

If you would like to arrange an informal chat or visit, please email Alison as above.

Closing date is 15th April 2021.

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