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Three Bucks GP's merging into one next year?

Three Bucks GP's merging into one next year?

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 5:45am 9th August 2019. (Updated at 11:38am 12th August 2019)

Three Buckinghamshire GP practices are proposing to merge into one next year.

Buckinghamshire CCG say it's to ensure they are in the best possible position to continue delivering high quality services to patients.

Whitchurch, Wing (Drs Peel & Davies), and Norden House surgeries, are all located in the North Bucks area and will aim to become a single practice on 1 April 2020.

They will be seeking feedback from patients on this proposal.

The planned merger would give patients greater access to GPs, nurses and other primary care support services, and would also allow the new practice to function more efficiently.

Patients will not experience any significant disruption and there are no plans for any buildings to close. 

This means patients will still be able to see the same staff in these locations for face-to-face appointments. 

The partners of the existing three practices said in a joint statement:

"A merger will bring benefits for our patients, enabling us as GPs to continue to offer high quality and diverse services; while streamlining some of our systems and processes to support patients better.

"As a merged practice with a growing population, we want to deliver improved services for all our patients, giving them the best experience possible.

"We will also be better able to support those with complex, long term needs by sharing the resources and skills of our practice staff.

"We want to reassure our patients that we don't expect these changes to affect the way they use our services.

"This is a really exciting opportunity for all three practices and we believe it will bring great benefit to all patients."  

Patient registration will be unaffected by the proposed merger.

Drop in sessions are being planned, allowing people to ask questions about what a merged practice might mean for them and feed back their views.

Details of these sessions will be publicised in due course. 

Patients can also send feedback to: 3w.merger@nhs.net   

For more information can be found on the practice websites:

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