Updated 5 December 2019
The Verwood Surgery is located at 15 Station Road, Verwood, Dorset. BH31 7PY.
The surgery is in the centre of the town of about 15,000 people.
The provider is registered with CQC to deliver the Regulated Activities; diagnostic and screening procedures, maternity and midwifery services, family planning, surgical procedures and treatment of disease, disorder or injury.
The Verwood Surgery is within the NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and provides services to approximately 8,000 patients under the terms of a personal medical services (PMS) contract. This is a contract between general practices and NHS England for delivering services to the local community.
There are six GP partners, four male and two female, and one male salaried GP. The nursing team comprises four nurses and five healthcare assistants. The practice employs a pharmacist. The clinical team is supported by a practice a manager, a deputy practice manager, an operation manager and an administration and a reception team.
The practice population ethnic profile is predominantly White British and amongst the most affluent practice populations in England. There is a practice patient age distribution of male and female patients' broadly equivalent to national average figures. The average male life expectancy for the practice area is 84 years which is higher than the National average of 79 years; female life expectancy is 85 years which is also higher than the National average of 83 years.
The practice population is similar to the national and local averages although there are marginally more patients in the age range 35 to 50 years than locally and nationally. The practice had a smaller proportion (46%) of patients with long standing health conditions than the local (55%) and the national (51%) averages.