What is GPS Healthcare?
6 GP practices have merged to become 1 practice with 6 sites.
If you are a patient of these 6 practices the service you receive will still be available, but you will be able to access services at any of the sites if it is more convenient for you.
Your patient record and registration will be held by
GPS Healthcare, and your original practice will be retained as your ‘usual’ site.
- How to find out more information— ask at your practice for an information leaflet
- What services will be available—all those you are currently used to and in the future more as the group develops
- What if I don’t want to be part of it—you will need to register at a practice outside of the group, NHS Choices website will give you details
- Will my surgery close—there is no intention to alter any of the current locations.
Why are we doing it?
To deliver excellent care and service to our patients. To deliver sustainable cost-effective high quality of care. To prevent the loss of traditional primary care to commercial providers. To protect general practice and deliver services to patients within a local environment.
Benefits for patients
GPS Healthcare will provide a wealth of experienced clinicians with a broad range of special interests including diabetes, dermatology, rheumatoid arthritis and minor surgery. This may save you having to attend hospital for advice and/or treatment. One larger practice will provide security for delivery of health services, with each surgery maintaining the valuable relationships built with you over the years. Access to appointments at other sites at times better suited to you may be available.