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cghp "Staff are always polite and helpful, nurses are very caring and doctors are fantastic."

"Always so efficient and helpful."

Given a patient satisfaction rating of 95% by the National Patient Survey.

The doctors and staff at The Canford Heath Group Practice in Poole are proud to offer the highest standard of innovative, but patient-centred healthcare from our modern spacious building. Our friendly multi-disciplinary team members are always happy to help you.

We hope you will find everything you need to know about the practice through this website as well as a host of other health related information. Please do have a look around!

Latest News 

Catch-up Flu Clinic

Monday 3rd December 4pm-6pm

This Clinic will be for those aged 2&3, 10-64 years old in an at-risk group and patients aged 65 & over. 

School aged children (in years - Reception, 1,2,3,4,5) vaccination must be carried out at school.  this cannot be done in the surgery. 

If you are unsure, please contact the Practice to confirm your eligibility.

Qualified Dental Nurse Position - Teeth on the Heath

Private practice in Canford Heath are seeking a Qualified Dental Nurse to join our fantastic team.

We aim to exceed patient’s expectations at every visit, providing a first-class patient journey to deliver the highest possible standard of care.

We are looking for a well presented individual who is enthusiastic, professional, reliable, competent and resourceful.

Good communication and working well in a team are essential qualities.

Duties include

  • Assisting the dentist or hygienist during all clinical procedures
  • Taking all reasonable steps to ensure our clinical standards are met
  • Some reception duties

Hours: Partime/Fulltime

To be discussed

If you are interested in becoming part of the team please send us your C.V and covering letter to

We look forward to hearing from you.


Type 2 Opt Outs

 Type 2 objections instructed NHS Digital not to share a patients confidential information for purposes beyond their individual care. It was recorded in the GP practice record using the following code 9Nu4.

The national data opt-out allowes patients to choose to stop their confidential patient information from being used for purposes beyond their individual care. The opt out has been applied by NHS Digital since 25 May 2018 and by 2020 all health and care organisation must apply national data opt-outs in line with the policy.

Patient who wishes to opt-out from 11th of October 2018 will have to to go the "Your NHS Data Matters" website where they can find out more about data sharing and set a national data opt-out.


John Dancer -

Enhanced Care Practitioner/Paramedic

We welcome to the practice John Dancer who joins us as our Enhanced Care Practitioner/Paramedic. John joins us after a career with the ambulance service and will be transferring his skills to a primary care setting. He will see on-the-day patients with minor illnesses and acute problems. We wish him well for a long and happy career at the practice.


Dr Daniel McLoughlin

We are very pleased to announce that Dr McLoughlin has joined our practice team as a Partner. Dr McLoughlin has worked with us for nearly two years doing various locum sessions and has become a well respected and popular face at the practice. Dr McLoughlin will be taking over the care of Dr Atkinson's patients when he starts. We wish Dr McLoughlin all the very best for a long and happy career with us. 

GP Appointments at Wimborne or Poole Hospitals

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, Wimborne or Poole Hospitals.

Privacy Notice

We have updated our Privacy Notice with the introduction of the new General Data Protection Requirement (GDPR.) Please click on the link on the right hand side entitled "Privacy Notice".


  Visit Requests

In order for the GPs and Nurse Practitioners at the practice to effectively plan their day and rounds, we ask that requests for home visits are made before 10.30am. Your usual GP, if they are working, will visit you if the request is made before 10.30. Visits after this may be dealt with by a GP you do not know. We respectfully remind patients that home visits are for the housebound. 

      Training Dates

Please note the practice will be closed for training on:

Wednesday 24th October 1.30 - 4.30

Thursday 31st January 3.30 - 6.30


      On line services

There are many ways to contact the surgery to book or cancel appointments and order prescriptions. One of these ways is by registering for our online service especially as we now no longer accept requests for prescriptions by telephone.  If this is something you would like to sign up for please email

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