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Welcome to The Cranborne Practice

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical information.

Staff Training:  Please note that the Cranborne and Lake Road Surgeries will be closed for training on Tuesday 15th October from 1.30pm-4.30pm. If you require urgent medical help that cannot wait until the surgery re-opens at 4.30 pm then please call 111.  If you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999.

Over The Counter Medicines (OTC)

The Cranborne Practice will no longer be prescribing Over the Counter medicines for a range of minor health conditions, as the NHS currently spends £136 million on prescriptions for medicines such as Paracetamol that can be bought over the counter at Pharmacies and Supermarkets. 

By reducing the amount the NHS spends on OTC medicines, the NHS can give priority to treatments for people with more serious conditions, such as cancer, diabetes and mental health problems.

Please click here for more information and a list of minor health conditions you can by over the counter medicines for.

Guidance For Parents Asked To Provide A GP Note For School.

Please note that GP’s do not have a statutory duty to provide informal sick notes for children.  Your relationship with the school should be such that any concerns over a child’s absence can be resolved without the need for you or the school to ask your GP to provide any supporting evidence. For a copy of our Guidance please click here.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation is a new law that determines how your personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to your own data. The regulation applies from 25th May 2018, and will apply even after the UK leaves the EU. Please click here to go to our GDPR page. 

Improving Access to General Practice Services

We are working to improve access to appointments for our patients, in particular at evenings and weekends. If you like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask. These appointments may be at a different site e.g. Poole General Hospital.

What is the Dorset Care Record

The Dorset Care Record is a safe way to keep all of your health information in one place. 

This means that it is easier and quicker for GP's, Nurses and Social Workers to give you the right care.

Soon you will be asked to choose who can see your records and for how long.

If you have not already been given a booklet, then please ask Reception for a copy. Further information is also available by clicking here

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You don't have to miss out as your local Digital Champion is able to support you to use the internet safely.

Every Friday between 11am and 12.30pm your local Digital Champion will be at the Verwood Library.

Call today on 01202 822972 or call in to book your FREE appointment.

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Get the confidence to go online, discover how easy it is and how much you can do with today's technology.

Chicken Pox is about

Most cases of Chicken Pox are fairly mild and it is recognised practice to treat with paracetamol and plenty of fluids, anti-histamines and calamine cream/lotion.

Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs however are best avoided as there is an association with their use which can cause a rare complication of skin and soft tissue infections.

Asthma Review

Have you recently received a letter from us for an Asthma review, if so please click here to be taken to our Asthma review questionnaire for completion.

Men ACWY Vaccination

Are you about to become a University Student and 18 years old on 31st August 2017 and not yet had your Men ACWY vaccine then please call either surgery to book an appointment. For more information on the Men ACWY Vaccination please click here.

Shingles Vaccination

There is a vaccine to help protect you from the pain of shingles. You are eligible for the shingles vaccine if you were aged 70 or 78 years old on 1st September 2016 and is available on the NHS. Please click here for more information. Please call Cranborne Surgery or Lake Road Surgery to book an appointment.


CQC  Inspection date: 29th November 2016. Overall rating:  Good

Get well, keep well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription and booking appointments. If you are registered for our online services, please be aware that you can cancel appointments via the online service as long as it is 1 hour in advance, but sooner would be advisable to allow the appointment to go to another patient. If you are not already registered and you would like to register for our online services, please come into the Surgery with a form of photo ID, and we will set up a login for you.

Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.


(Site updated 03/10/2019)
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