Update on the future of Beggarwood and Rooksdown practices03/01/2019

Discussions between the practices and North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) about the future options are going well and we are pleased to let you know that a local practice has expressed a firm interest in taking over the contract to provide these services. The potential practice and current contract holder are currently discussing the details of this arrangement, supported by the CCG, and aim to conclude these in the next few weeks.

We know that many of the patients value the practice staff and can confirm that they will be able to transfer to the new provider. All of the staff are being supported through the process to do this.

A number of staff, clinical and non-clinical, have decided that they would prefer not to be part of the future plans and have resigned. During this interim period the current contract holder, Cedar Medical Limited, has assured the CCG that the appropriate level of clinical staffing will be in place to ensure that safe and high quality care is provided for patients. The CCG will maintain regular contact and review of the patient services provided on both the Rooksdown and Beggarwood sites.

The CCG will also be attending the Rooksdown and Beggarwood Patient Participation Group (PPG) in January to address concerns and questions that patients may have about the future.

We will make sure you are kept up to date, but if you have any concerns at all please do speak to a member of the practice team.