News & Events
Autumn/Winter COVID Booster Vaccination Programme Update
Eligible patients of The Barcellos Family Practice, The Cranborne Practice (including Lake Road Surgery), Verwood Surgery or West Moors Village Surgery can request an appointment by completing our online COVID Vaccination Appointment Request form here>>
Carers Rights Day is 24 November 2022
Wednesday 2 November 2022 is Stress Awareness Day
Millions around the UK experience stress, and it is damaging to our health and wellbeing.
Patients must have a confirmed appointment to attend our Autumn COVID Booster Vaccine clinics
With over 17,000 patients in our Primary Care Network eligible to receive an Autumn Booster vaccination, our COVID vaccination appointments booking team has been inundated with demand for our upcoming clinics. They are working their way through the requests as quickly as they can. However, please do not attend a clinic unless you have a confirmed appointment. Thank you.
Improving Access to GP services
The Crane Valley PCN website
The Crane Valley PCN is a group of 4 local GP practices (The Barcellos Family Practice, The Cranborne Practice, Verwood Surgery and West Moors Group Practice). Whilst each practice has its own identity, through the PCN, these practices work together to build on existing primary care provisions to improve patient access to NHS services cost-effectively.
Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme
The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is a free programme for those at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
If you're at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, you may be eligible to join your free local Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. This programme can support you to improve your diet, get more physically active and lose weight (where appropriate) to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The first thing you need to do is find out if you are at risk of developing the condition. You can do this by using the Diabetes UK risk tool below. You'll be asked a series of questions to identify if you are at a low, moderate or high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Make sure to have a tape measure handy as you'll need to measure your waist. You'll be invited to sign up to your free local Healthier You service if you're at moderate or high risk.
Find out more and how to get started with Local Support on the Active Dorset website by following this link:>>
The Crane Valley Primary Care Network is pleased to advise the following appointments to our Management team with immediate effect.
Jo Morris, Managing Partner, The Cranborne Practice, is taking on the role of Assistant Clinical Director for the PCN.
Suzanne Miller, Practice Manager, The Barcellos Family Practice, is also appointed PCN Finance Manager.
Annie Morris and Catherine Atwell, Operations Managers for The Cranborne Practice and The Barcellos Family Practice respectively, will jointly manage the Network’s HR function.
Evie Holcombe, Operations Manager, Verwood Surgery, takes on the role of Data Quality Manager. At the same time, Lisa Darbaz, previously Senior Health & Social Care Coordinator, is appointed PCN Business Support Manager.
About these new appointments, Colin Davidson – Clinical Director for the Crane Valley Primary Care Network says, "I am confident that these appointments will strengthen our PCN’s ability to deliver on our mission to ensure a sustainable health service for our local community."