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, 7,100 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


Patient Services Administrator

We are a busy general practice in the centre of Dorchester with a rural branch site at Crossways serving 7,100 patients and we are looking to recruit 2 Patient Services Administrators to join our friendly Practice Team.

The successful candidates must be flexible and able to work well within a team environment and will preferably have experience of working in both an NHS setting and Customer Service environment; however, training will be offered to the right candidate. 

2 positions

Position A Position B
Monday: 08:00 - 13:00 Monday: 13:30 - 18:30
Tuesday: 13:30 - 18:30 Tuesday:
Wednesday: Wednesday:
Thursday: 12:30 - 17:30 Thursday: 08:30 - 12:30
Friday: 08:30 - 17:30 Friday: 12:30 - 18:30
Total weekly hours = 23 Total weekly hours = 15

The above times may vary and overtime will be available.

Salary: £9.00 per hour (to be increased to £9.25 after probation).

Closing date: Friday 25 June 2021

To apply please see job description; Patient Services Administrator; complete application form and email to  Please note only applications on completed forms will be accepted.

If you wish to arrange an informal visit to the practice or have a chat please contact our Patient Services Manager, Natalie McCafferty on 01305 251545;