Transfer of management at two Swindon GP practices completes today
Two GP practices in Swindon are under new management following a successful transition from their previous provider.
Abbey Meads Medical Group and Moredon Medical Centre in north Swindon, both of which had been run by Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will now be managed by three existing Swindon GP practices.
Westrop Medical Practice, Victoria Cross Surgery and North Swindon Practice have come together as a new collaborative entity to support the two practices, as well as the smaller branch sites of Crossroads Surgery and Penhill Surgery.
Patients should continue to use existing telephone numbers when contacting their practice, and attend all existing appointments as planned.
Sue Harriman, Chief Executive, Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board, said: “I am very pleased that the process of finding new management for these practices has taken place quickly and smoothly.
“I would like to thank all those who have worked so hard, especially those at Westrop, Victoria Cross and North Swindon Practice, to make this happen.
“A special thank you should also go to the team at the Great Western Hospital, who supported the practices through a very challenging time, and helped the teams on the ground make a solid start to their improvement journey.
“More than 30,000 people in Swindon are registered at both Abbey Meads and Moredon, and they should be fully reassured that their care will still take place locally and that staff they have come to know over the years will remain.
“For colleagues, they will now be closer to their peers in other practices, and have more opportunities to draw upon shared learning and best practice, while also making the most of a much broader pool of clinical knowledge and expertise.”
Patients registered with either Moredon or Abbey Meads can find out more information by visiting the practice websites.
Further details on local primary care services can be found online at www.bsw.icb.nhs.uk.