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Pewsey Surgery and Marlborough Medical Practice to merge
Working Together for Pewsey AND MARLBOROUGH Patients
Pewsey Surgery and Marlborough Medical Practice have been in discussions to explore the possibility of a merger. With resignations from several practices in Wiltshire and a subsequent inability to recruit replacements, partners from both practices have been discussing a merger as a next step to make sure they are able to continue to provide the best care and services for their patients, by working more efficiently and sharing workloads.
The proposal is for both practices to remain open and for GP appointments to continue to be provided from both sites. The emerging plans have been discussed with and are supported by Wiltshire CCG and NHS England.
Dr Anna Collings, Partner at Pewsey Surgery said: "The workforce challenges within the NHS, and most particularly the shortage of GPs and other primary care staff, have been widely reported nationally and locally and are now beginning to affect our own north east corner of Wiltshire. It is really important for us to continue our patient relationships and to keep improving the quality and range of our services. But the challenges are real and we need to take action now to make sure we can respond to the developing healthcare landscape. Merging with Marlborough Medical Practice is a sensible and positive way forward”.
Dr Jenny Campbell, Partner at Marlborough Medical Practice said: “We’re confident that this proposal will make us far stronger and more resilient and will give us the opportunity to offer more enhanced services and to share specialisms and staff. Our two practices already work closely together, so formally merging is a logical next step. Our staff are supportive and both practices will keep our respective patients up to date with the ongoing discussions”.
The merger is expected to take effect in the Spring of 2017. Sharing resources will give some 18,000 patients access to more flexible services. While we expect that neither patients nor staff will notice any immediate change, both practices believe that collaboration will enable us to continue to provide quality care for our patients.
Joining together will lead to better ways of working as we develop a new vision for general practice in and around Marlborough and Pewsey, and we believe that this will be good for patients and our staff.
We welcome thoughts, suggestions, comments or concerns from our patients, and would ask that you send these to the following email address:
CQC rate Pewsey Surgery as "good"
Following our original inspection in December 2015, and further work undertaken by the surgery, we are pleased to confirm that CQC have rated us as "good" across all five inspection categories (care, effectiveness, leadership, safety and responsiveness) and therefore "good" overall.
The CQC report can be accessed here: CQC report
NHS England - List Maintenance Project 2015
Registration letters from NHS England – please respond if you get one
The NHS is carrying out work in Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate. Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all. If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. If the details are correct, you can confirm by freepost, by Freephone, via text message or online. Changes can also be made by returning the form in the prepaid envelope
It is important to respond to the letter, as GP lists do become out of date over time. If we don’t have an accurate record of your name and address, then we or a hospital may not be able to contact you with important information.
Please respond to the letter within four weeks, so the NHS can be certain about your details. If you do not respond, the NHS will assume that you have moved away, and begin the process to remove you from the practice list.