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 three 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. We also benefit from the services of a number of ARRS staff via our PCN including a Frailty team, visiting paramedics, Clinical Pharmacists and a Digital\Admin team.  Our doctors have embraced telemedicine, video calls and eConsults. We currently use an eConsult first system to triage appointments which means our patients are getting face-to-face or telephone appointments much quicker than our old telephone first system.

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.

If you’d like to arrange an informal visit to the practice to discuss the roles below, or just have a chat, please contact the person listed below each role.  Alternatively email our Business Partner, Lisa Fall via

Bank Dispenser

We are looking to recruit an experienced Dispenser to join our dispensary team at our Crossways site on a bank contract to cover annual leave, sickness and other sessions as needed.

The successful candidate must be able to work well within a team environment and will have either a dispensing or pharmacy technician qualification as well as preferably experience of a primary care setting (although candidates from community\secondary care will be welcomed).  The candidate will be required to do all dispensing tasks as per the job description.

Salary will be discussed depending on experience.

Closing date: 31 July 2024

To apply please email detailing experience and enclosing curriculum vitae to

If you wish to arrange an informal visit to the practice or have a chat please contact our Finance & Operations Manager, Anne Armstrong on 01305 213017; or email

Please note this is a practice only role and not part of PCN recruitment.


All of the information collected during recruitment is necessary and relevant to the performance of the job applied for. We will use the information provided by you, by the referees you have noted, and the educational institutions with whom we may undertake to verify your qualifications with, for recruitment purposes only. The Atrium Health Centre will treat all personal information with the utmost confidentiality and in line with current data protection legislation. We rely on the lawful basis of consent to process the information provided by you. By submitting an application you consent for the information supplied to be shared with the Primary Care Training Hub, the Our Dorset Delivery Team, CCG Primary Care team and General Practice staff involved in the recruitment and selection processes.

Should you be successful in your application, the information provided, and further information which will be gathered at the relevant time, will be subsequently used for the administration of your employment and in relation to any legal challenge which may be made regarding our recruitment practices.