Castleman Healthcare is a not-for-profit company in Poole North and East Dorset which is owned by 13 GP practices.
We provide business management and operational support to the practices and the three primary care networks they form – Network Poole North, Wimborne & Ferndown Primary Care Network and the Crane Valley Network.
This helps with the development and delivery of proactive and coordinated care to the 120,000 patients in this area.
We have chosen to operate in this way so we can develop healthcare services at scale, targeted to the needs of our population. By sharing resources and expertise across the practices, we make sure patients get the continuous and personalised care they value and deserve.
The income generated by Castleman Healthcare is reinvested to improve patient care in the GP practices and PCNs, directly benefiting our communities in Dorset.
We are happy to share our expertise, service models and tools with other PCNs through commercial arrangements.
Meet the Team
Castleman Healthcare is led by a team of committed and professional members of our practices.
Dr Dominic Hennessy
Chair and Governance Director
Dr Hennessy, Partner at West Moors GP Practice in Ferndown has responsibility for clinical and corporate governance in Castleman. Dominic pursued a career in internal medicine before becoming a GP. He is a trainer of new GP's and takes a lead for his practice business.
Chief Executive Officer
Fiona is Castleman’s CEO and leads on contract management as well as supporting the PCNs with business and management advice. She has a wealth of experience at senior level across the health and education sectors including both private and public sector organisations.
Director of Finance and Company Secretary
Fiona is the Strategic Practice Manager for The Harvey Practice and previously worked for Dorset CCG in a variety of different roles. She is interested in NHS contracting, commissioning and finance and provides additional advice to the PCNs in these areas.
Director of HR
James is Practice Manager at Canford Heath Group Practice in Poole and has been in his practice for nearly 25 years. James provides high level business input and contract management as well as leading on HR.
Director of Programmes and Projects
Sarah is the Wimborne & Ferndown Network Lead as well as Practice Manager at Walford Mill Medical Centre. She has been working for Castleman on the delivery of the Diabetes and Respiratory ICPCS projects and was appointed Director of Programmes and Projects in February 2020.
Castleman Healthcare Board PA
Amy provides administrative support to the Board and to the Primary Care Networks.
Castleman Healthcare is owned by 13 GP practices across Dorset.
Network Poole North
Crane Valley Network
Wimborne & Ferndown Primary Care Network