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Date agreed for surgery merger


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A DATE has been agreed for the merger of Blandford’s two surgeries, which are now working together with a view to combining on October 1 this year. The Practice Managers’ report for both surgeries welcomed the decision of Dorset CCG that, due to its rurality, the Blandford Group Practice will form its own Primary Care Network (PCN) from July this year, and will be GP-led, putting the new Practice firmly in the driving seat.The PCNs are based on GP registered lists, typically serving around 30,000 to 50,000 patients, with a range of staff including GPs, pharmacists, district nurses, community geriatricians, dementia workers and health practitioners, as well as social care and the voluntary sector representatives.     Read more…

   Thousands of pounds raised

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for local and national causes locally over the last few weeks, and will be raised again at a number of forthcoming events this month.

“We have found so much generosity out there!” said Anna Butler, who with friends organised a series of events to raised nearly £2000 in support of a children’s charity in return for a place in last month’s London Marathon. No doubt there are others who were taking part on April 28 who have raised funds to support one cause or another – if you did, please let us know!              Read More…

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