Practice Merger -
PLUMSTEAD HEALTH CENTRE PMS & TEWSON ROAD PMS PRACTICE
Plumstead Health Centre (Dr Sabat’s Practice) and Tewson Road Practice (Dr Gupta’s Practice) have enjoyed a close relationship for many years seeking to provide medical services for the residents of Greenwich.
Recent changes within the NHS and the demands of the Care Quality Commission have focused our attention on the quality and availability of services that we both provide and that we will be able to provide in the future. The merger of the two practices will form a strong single-site practice providing all the services expected of a modern general practice.
We recognise that this will cause concern, apprehension and of course some dismay to the patients who have enjoyed an excellent service in the past. This merger will enhance services and improve these services.
So how will the merger affect us all?
We will have more specialist GP’s in diabetes, asthma and COPD, minor surgery, and orthopaedics, etc. We will have a strong practice nurse team with Healthcare Assistant support which will enables us to provide many services that are currently not available to the patients at the Health Centre.
Our full range of services will be available to all patients in addition to full support for those with chronic conditions, those over 75 years of age and those at risk of frequent admission to hospital.
This merger provides clear benefits for most patients and will enable services to be developed in the future.
Patient demand, funding limitations, clinical governance and the development of technology provide a big challenge for those of us working within the NHS. We have confidence that the merger of both practices will enable us to face those challenges, develop more services and thereby provide a medical service to our community that is second to none. We have no doubt that NHS England, our Clinical Commissioning Group and the doctors and staff at both practices will support this merger.
We hope that patients of both practices will give their support to this merger and together we can ensure that the service to our community will thrive.
Click here to download this notice with the option to express your preference regarding the merger. Please return the form to the surgery.