A word of thanks
The Partners would like to thank Catherine Pickstone for her 22 years of service to the Practice. Catherine has been a much loved and highly regarded member of the Practice Team over that time.
Having successfully enabled the merger with Oak Tree Surgery Catherine has moved on to pastures new and we wish her every good fortune for the future and her travels. Catherine will be greatly missed.
We are delighted to welcome Gemma Wright as Strategic Practice Manager and we will be appointing an Operations Manager, who will be the main point of contact for patients, shortly.
In the meantime, department leads will be pleased to help you with any queries related to their departments.
We are aware of a recent letter being sent out from a company called Pharmacy2U. We would like to inform our patients that this is not sent from the surgery, is not due to the merger and certainly is not endorsed or approved by us.
The blue and white colouring of the literature, which contains the NHS logo, makes it look like an official NHS leaflet but this is not the case. They are not part of your surgery, your local pharmacy, but are a distance internet only company.
We would like our patients to have a choice but hope you continue to support the services of your surgery or local pharmacy in order to keep these services available.
Oak Tree Surgery reached an agreement with Pensilva Health Centre and took over the running of this practice from 1st January 2018.
Patients at Pensilva Health Centre have continued to have a doctor and to benefit from good local care at its surgery. The Practices have been running independently since then but working together to achieve our common aims of creating a resilient and future proof service and providing high quality health care to all of our patients.
The Partners would like to merge the patient lists, GMS contracts and IT systems to allow easier working across both sites in the interests of improved patient care in July 2018. We have prepared a patient leaflet which provides further information and FAQs. Your feedback is important to us and if you wish to comment, there is provision in the leaflet for you to do so.
Merger of Oaktree and Pensilva