Statement of Purpose



           Statement of Purpose    








The Name and address of the registered provider is:

The Canford Heath Group Practice

9 Mitchell Road

Canford Heath



BH17 8UE


Telephone: 01202 772540



Registered manager: Dr David Richardson 

Practice Manager: Mr James Leyland

Practice Manager: Mrs Melanie Dobson.


The Canford Heath Group Practice is a partnership.

There are four partners:


Dr David Richardson (Senior Partner) 

Dr Patricia Aizpitarte

Dr Victoria Jack

Dr D Mcloughlin


The Practice is located in the middle of Canford Heath (a large privately owned housing estate in the South of England.) The Practice owns its purpose built surgery and is located on one site catering for just over 12,000 patients. It does not have on-site parking for patients but there is a large free car park next to the nearby supermarket (Iceland.) It has a Pharmacy and dental practice (privately owned) and District Nurse teams within it.


It is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6.30pm and offers extended hours appointments outside of these times and gives patients information regarding the Out of Hours services when the surgery is closed. 


Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (The Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 Part 4), the registering body (The Canford Heath Group Practice) is required to provide to the Care Quality Commission a statement of purpose which is as follows:


Our Aims and Objectives

×            The Practice aims to:


Ensure high quality, safe and effective services in a high quality, safe and effective environment. Providing the best possible quality service for our patients within a confidential and safe environment by working together.


Monitor, audit and continually improve healthcare services that it provides for its patients and monitor and audit those services it refers its patients on to.


Provide healthcare available to the whole of its practice population and create partnerships between the patient and the health profession which ensures mutual respect, holistic care and continuous learning and training, show our patients courtesy and respect at all times irrespective of ethnic origin, religious belief, personal attributes, sexual orientation or the nature of their health problem.


Provide accessible healthcare which is proactive to healthcare changes, efficiency, innovation and development.


Improve Clinical Governance and Evidence Based Practice.


Improve Clinical and Non-clinical risk management


Reduce risk in specific clinical risk areas and facilities


To improve vigilance for unforeseen emergencies


To optimise performance against key targets and core standards and to meet key targets and to involve our patients in decisions regarding their treatment


To meet Annual Health Check targets and to promote good health and well being to our patients through education and information


To become a patient centred organisation and to encourage our patients to get involved in the practice through an annual survey, patient participation group and encouragement to comment on the care they receive


To improve services offered to patients and  to involve allied healthcare professionals in the care of our patients where it is in their best interests.


To recruit, retain and develop a highly motivated and appropriately skilled workforce and to enhance performance of the workforce by ensuring that all members of the team have the right skills and training to carry out their duties competently


To ensure effective management and governance systems


To ensure a robust Information Technology strategy to support the business of The Canford Heath Group Practice.  


The registered activities and service types have been agreed by The Canford Heath Group Practice partners in accordance with CQC guidance. Services are described under registered activity and Service Type.

The regulated activities under CQC are:


Diagnostic and screening procedures
Surgical procedures
Family planning
Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
Maternity and midwifery services

Collaborative Working

Our practice is a shareholder of Castleman Healthcare Ltd and we are therefore working collaboratively and participating (where relevant) in shared delivery of care across our locality. We also work an a Primary Care Network (Network Poole North) with our locality practices. (Harvey, Hadleigh & Birchwood) as well as accessing Spirometry services from St Leonards, provided by Castleman Healthcare Ltd.

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