News & Events

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12th Aug

An Event for Carers

If you are a carer and would like some support, our Crane Valley Primary Care Network Social Prescribers are hosting an Afternoon Tea to help you find out how your local Social Prescribing and Health & Wellbeing Team can help you and the people you care for.  Join us at Verwood Memorial Hall on Monday 22nd August 2.30 - 4.30 pm for a chance to share friendly chat, support and advice.

Open to all carers and their loved ones.

So that we know to expect you, please call or text Rachel on 07462 521760 or email

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10th Aug

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:>>

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18th Jul

Staff Announcement

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." 

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3rd Jul

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