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May 24, 2019

Dr Forbes Watson, who will be leading the combined Practice, has issued some ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (and the answers!), which you can read here.

May 23, 2019

In its first year since re-launching last May, the Lyme Regis Foodbank has provided, to local individuals and families with a food crisis, 471 ‘person/weeks' of food. Think of that as the equivalent of feeding a family of three for just over three years to get a feel for what’s involved.

During that time the service has helped 56 adults and 36 children, each directed by one of the nineteen professionally-responsible groups (such as GP Practices, Citizens Advice, Magna Housing, Children’s Services Family Workers) who agree to work alongside the Foodbank and use their skills to help clients deal with whatever it is that’s causing their food emergency.

Twenty selfless volunteers share the work of keeping the Foodbank open each Wednesday morning at The Hub in Church Street, and managing the behind-the-scenes tasks needed to keep supplies flowing and organised.

The other generosity, of course, comes from residents willing and able to donate to the Foodbank. Some do this by contributing product...

April 10, 2019

An information event held by the CCG on Tuesday 9th April at Woodmead Halls included a short explanatory video covering the changes to both Primary Care / GP and Community Services: click here to watch this.

They also provided a set of Frequently Asked Questions (with their answers!) which you can read here.

Lyme Regis Community Services Press release 

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is pleased to announce that, from 1 June 2019, Community Health Services in Lyme Regis and Charmouth will be provided by Dorset HealthCare. 

The contract was awarded following a competitive tendering process and will ensure that local people have access to high quality Physiotherapy, Community Rehabilitation, Community Beds and Community Nursing services. 

Steven Tomkins, Medical Director at Dorset Healthcare, said, “We are delighted that we will be providing community services for the people of Lyme Regis and Charmouth, and that the staff currently working in the service will be moving to Dorset...

March 12, 2019

Amalgamation of Lyme Regis Medical Centre and Lyme Bay Medical Practice

The Clinical Commissioning Group has now clarified that from 1st June the two Lyme Regis GP Practices will merge into a single Practice, led by Dr Forbes Watson.

This follows the announcement last November, communicated by letter to all patients at Lyme Regis Medical Centre, by press release, and through a drop-in question-and-answer session, that Virgin Care’s contract to run GP services at LRMC would cease on 31st May. 

At the time the CCG promised that more detail on what it called the ’alternative local arrangements’ would follow in due course.

The CCG has today issued a press release to update residents. 

We are promised more specific information from the Clinical Commissioning Group and from Dr Watson as details are worked through. It is expected that this will include a further explanatory letter to patients currently registered at Lyme Regis Medical Centre, as well as the open public event on Tuesday 9th April,...

March 12, 2019

A remnder that the next Partnership meeting is this Thursday, March 14th 2019, with the papers available here. Do come if you can, you don't have to be a member to attend.

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The Directors of Lyme Forward CIC would like to welcome Sue Jones who has taken up the role of Operations Coordinator with effect from Monday 23 March 2020. Sue has a wealth of experience of working with people and volunteers, having worked across the education sector. We very much look forward to working with her in developing the future agenda of LymeForward together with existing services to make a difference to people’s lives living in and around Lyme Regis.


We would also like to give special thanks and appreciation for Chris Tipping’s fantastic contribution to LymeForward CIC and service development. Chris took up his role as Chief Executive Officer with Lyme Regis Development Trust on 1 January 2020 and has kindly provided us with some interim support over the last few weeks. We wish you well Chris in your new role and look forward to staying in touch.


Sue can be contacted at manager@lymeforward.com

Coronavirus Update

​During the current lockdown, the Memory Cafe and all other gatherings have had to be cancelled in line with Government instructions.
However, the Foodbank continues to operate on Wednesdays, 10.00am - 12.00
at the Hub.

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LymeForward is registered as a Community Interest Company No 10381732

Financially supported by Lyme Regis Town Council and Dorset Council

with additional support from Charmouth & Uplyme Parish Councils