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LONSDALE PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

 
We are sorry to announce that Dr Rachel Phillips will be resigning as a partner at the end of November 2016. Whilst we regret her decision we respect and have accepted her resignation.  She will be greatly missed by all us and the many patients to whom she has provided excellent care with dedication and compassion. 
 
You are probably aware from the media coverage that the GP partner role in general practice has come under greater and greater pressure. Under the current NHS leadership many GP partners are finding the workload unsustainable, hence we have been unable to recruit a new GP partner.
 
Due to the recruitment crisis and in order to keep the NHS sustainable the NHS is promoting GPs to work in a different way. We have reviewed the NHS action plan.  To keep our care for our patients sustainable and affordable and to continue the good care that we are providing now, we have taken up the challenge to start working according to the new NHS model. This means that doctors will see more complex problems and nurses or other health care professionals will see less complex problems.
 
We are extremely fortunate that our Nurse Julie , our long-standing,  highly competent and experienced Nurse Practitioner, will be taking on a full-time Advanced Nurse Practitioner role in the New Year. She will see most of the urgent on the day problems that you feel need medical attention. She will work closely with our doctors and has access to their opinion at any time.
 
This will mean that we will be introducing some changes in how we manage our appointment system.  We will let you know closer to the time how this will affect you.
 
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Allocated GP

All patients (including children) will be allocated a named, accountable GP by 31 March 2016. The named accountable GP's role will be to take responsibility for the co-ordination of all appropriate services required for their patients based on the clinical judgement of the named accountable GP. If patients wish to know who their named GP is please contact the surgery. All GPs have been allocated an equal number of patients and if patients have a preference this will be considered, but to ensure a fair workload of the GPs this request can not be guaranteed and is at the discretion of the GP partners.


 

 

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