This is to inform you that, subject to formal approval, Lonsdale Medical Centre, Blessing Medical Centre and Park House Medical Centre propose to merge our services into a single practice during November 2019. We must submit a detailed plan for the approval of the CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committee, meeting in October, before the merger can go ahead.
The three-way merger is expected to take place on 1st November 2019. It is possible that this date may change depending on further developments.
Many changes in the NHS are driving the need to merge our three practices. Increasing demands are placed on local GP practices to collaborate, so that they can provide high quality services to meet the diverse needs of our local residents.
The merged practice will operate from the Lonsdale and Blessing sites, but Park House will close. Patients who currently attend Park House will receive care at either Lonsdale or Blessing. More details are in the Patient Engagement Letter and Frequently Asked Questions document.
You are invited to send comments or queries either by post or email, using the Questionnaire link in the Patient Letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also plan two Question and Answer drop-in sessions, on Tuesday August 13 and Thursday September 5, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm at Lonsdale, where our Doctors, Practice Manager and members of our Patient Participation Group will be available to answer your questions.
Please would you email us at email@example.com to let us know if you hope to come to the drop in sessions. IN THE SUBJECT HEADING OF YOUR EMAIL please write ‘attending drop-in session on (13 August / 5th September’ – delete as appropriate)