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Job Vacancy - Operations Manager

The job is offered on a full time basis of 37 hours per week over 5 days which will include one early morning shift starting at 8am per week and one late shift finishing at 7pm per week.

The salary will be in the range of £22,000 - £25,000 per annum depending upon experience.

Verwood Surgery is a semi rural practice training Practice on the edge of the New Forest serving 8200 patients. Our six GP, partners are supported by experienced and skilled clinical and administrative teams. We are now seeking an Operations Manager which is a new post to support the existing Practice Manager and Deputy Manager in the day to day running of the Practice.

Our ideal candidate will have experience and/ or knowledge of the NHS and will be well organised, resourceful and flexible . Key requirements include excellent IT skills, data management and inter-personal skills as well as time management skills and the ability to use initiative.

For more information please contact Karen Holcombe, Practice Manager,  or 01202 825353.  When applying, please apply enclosing  your CV and covering letter outlining how you fulfil the job description to the email address above or send marked for the attention of Karen Holcombe, Practice Manager to Verwood Surgery, 15 Station Road, Verwood BH31 7PY.

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 4th March 2019. Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 18th March 2019.

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Flu Vaccine Update 13th December 2018

Like most Dorset GP Practices, we are currently out of stock of the vaccine for patients over 65. We are trying to purchase further supplies of vaccines from other sources but this is proving difficult.

In the meanwhile we suggest that if you feel you are in need of a flu vaccination as you are over 65 years of age, then please make your own arrangements with a local Pharmacy. You will not be charged by a Pharmacy for this service.

We understand that the local Pharmacies in Verwood are receiving stock of vaccine for patients aged over 65 from their own warehouses on a regular basis. We have also been advised by NHS England that Boots Pharmacies can obtain vaccines for patients aged over 65 if patients make an appointment with them. If you are aged 18+ and under 65 years of age and are eligible for a flu vaccination please either contact the surgery on 01202 825353 or pop in and we will be able to organise an appointment for you to receive a flu vaccination.

Thank you for your patience in this matter, it is greatly appreciated.

We update this website regarding flu vaccinations when we have any further information

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 would like to be offered one of these appointments, please ask.
These appointments may be at a different site; for example, Victoria Hospital - Wimborne.

Want to make changes to your lifestyle, but don't know where to start?

LiveWell Dorset is a service for people living in Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset to access health and wellbeing information, advice, support and referrals into stopping smoking, physical activty, weight management and alcohol reduction.

Find out more on 0800 8401 628

Or visit the website at

Dorset Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

From 1st April 2017 the Diabetic Eye Screening Service in Dorset will be administered by a new provider, Health Intelligence.  All patients who use the Diabetic Eye Screening Service, will be contacted inviting them to attend their next screening appointment  If you use this service, you do not need to take any specific actions.  NHS England will ensure that your individual data and screening history is held securely and only accessible by the healthcare professionals directly involved in your care.  Health Intelligence will only access information that is relevant to your individual healthcare.  The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Wessex Healthier Together

The healthier together programme was instituted with the aim to improve the care provided to children and young people within the Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight regions.

This programme’s main purpose is to provide effective communication between healthcare services in order to allow parents to feel they are receiving consistent and helpful advice, it also allows parents to feel in control of whether they need to ask for further advice regarding a situation or whether they are able to deal with it in the confines of their own homes.

 Useful information provided on this website includes but isn’t limited to –

  • Advice on maintaining healthy during pregnancy
  • All the advice you need when caring for a new baby
  •  Guidance on who the best person to speak to it is when concerned regarding your child.
  • The common childhood symptoms explained

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