Proposed closure of the Skellingthorpe Branch surgery
I am writing to advise you that after several months of discussion with NHS England and Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr Gopee and I are proposing to undertake a consultation process to close the branch surgery at Skellingthorpe.
We remain committed to keeping all that is best and most valued about General Practice whilst maximising the benefits to patients by delivering the services from one site. The proposed closure will provide patients with improved access to a wider range of services. We will continue to provide personalised care to meet the particular needs of the local community. This will help to sustain the future viability of the Practice within the changing NHS landscape.
All current clinical and reception staff will continue and be based at the main surgery at Saxilby. There are no plans for any cuts to existing staffing, indeed we hoping, that as we develop services we will be able to employ additional clinical staff to better meet the needs of the patient population.
The views and thoughts of our patients are very important to help make these changes as seamless as possible before we proceed with the proposed closure we would welcome your feedback and the opportunity to answer any concerns you may have. You can provide feedback by either:
- Attending one of our ‘drop in’ sessions which will be held at either the Skellingthorpe Community Centre or the Church Hall at Saxilby, where representatives of the Practice and Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group will be happy to discuss the proposal and answer any questions that you may have. Dates for these meetings are as follows:
Monday 24th June 6pm – 8pm – Skellingthorpe Community Centre
Thursday 27th June 12pm – 2pm Saxilby Church Hall
Friday 28th June 10am -12pm Skellingthorpe Community Centre
Monday 1st July 2pm – 4pm Skellingthorpe Community Centre
Wednesday 3rd July 6pm – 8pm Saxilby Church Hall
Alternatively, you can also speak with the Practice manager, Shirley Maddison, directly at the surgery or write to her with any questions or comments that you may have. We would be grateful if you could provide your feedback by no later than 2nd August 2019 so that we can consider the proposed closure further. The final decision regarding the proposal will be made by the Lincolnshire West Primary Care Commissioning Committee and will be published in due course
Dr Catherine Ash