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24th Mar

The COVID-19 spring booster vaccination campaign has started

Seasonal COVID Booster Vaccinations are being offered to our patients aged 75 years old or over, those who live in a care home for older adults or are aged 12 or over and have a weakened immune system.

Patients will be contacted if their NHS record suggests they may be eligible for a seasonal spring COVID-19 vaccine to be offered an appointment at drive-through clinics at the Community Vaccination Centre in Verwood.  These clinics are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings commencing the 22nd of April through to early June.

Patients with a mobile phone registered with us will be sent an SMS text message with details of how to book an appointment online.  You will be contacted on your landline if you do not have a mobile telephone number registered.

Please wait to be contacted by the NHS if you're eligible.

For more information on this season’s eligibility criteria, please visit the PCN Community Vaccination page here>>

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1st Mar

Introducing the new Verwood Surgery website!

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our brand new website. 

This digital platform has been developed with our patients in mind, and we have tried to make it user-friendly and accessible for everyone, whether you’re tech-savvy or just getting started with online platforms.  We have aimed to provide our patients with clear and concise access to services and information they require in an easy and convenient format.

Find our more on the Access to our Services web page by following this link>>

Make sure your child is up to date with their MMR vaccinations
28th Feb

Make sure your child is up to date with their MMR vaccinations

May we remind parents to get their children vaccinated from measles, mumps and rubella, diseases which can cause serious illness. It's important to catch up on any missed vaccines.

Two doses of the MMR vaccine provide the best protection against measles, mumps and rubella. Please contact us if your child has missed either of these 2 doses.
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9th Feb

Making a Repeat Prescription Request? Please Only Order What You Need!

Did you know that approximately 1.6 million medicine items are wasted unnecessarily in Dorset every year?  We are asking our patients for help to reduce this.

We want people to have the right medicine and care while reducing the amount of medicine waste. If you have enough medicine at home, there’s no need to order more every time. You will still be able to request your medicine again in the future.  

The good news is that you can help make a tremendous difference by only ordering what you need. 

Thank you to the many people who are already doing this.

Follow this link to discover more>>

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1st Dec 2023

Access to our Services

We know it is getting very hard to access GP services across the UK. We are working beyond capacity, but we can improve how you can access our services to get the care you need.

From December, we are implementing improvements to our appointment system.  This change is a result of your valuable feedback.  It aligns with national guidance on enhancing appointment availability, ensuring that you receive the care you need when you need it safely and efficiently.

Find out more about how we are addressing this>>

a person holding a smartphone, the NHS logo and the words Online access to GP health records.  Over 12 million patients withonline accounts now have full access to their new GP health record entries.  Over 2,700 practices now offer this access to their patients by default.
28th Oct 2023

Online Access to GP Health Records

From November 2023 all patients in our network who are over 16 will be able to view notes and health records.  This includes notes from GP surgery appointments, test results, medications and letters we receive from hospitals.  These can be viewed online via the NHS App, NHS website, SystmOnline or the Airmid app.    For more details, please visit the Crane Valley PCN information page here>>

If you do not want your record to be available online, please speak with the Reception or Patient Services team at your surgery.

we are an armed forces veteran friendly GP practice
16th Aug 2023

We are an Armed Forces veteran-friendly accredited GP Practice

This means that as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a  dedicated clinician who has specialist knowledge of military-related health conditions and veteran-specific services. this is important in helping ex-forces to get the best care and treatment.

If you are ex-forces, please let your GP know to help ensure you are getting the best possible care.

Find out more on our Armed Services Veteran Friendly page by following this link>>