The Partners of White Medical Group are intending to submit a formal application to Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group/NHS England to close the branch surgery in Stamfordham. A letter has been sent to all households in the vicinity of Stamfordham surgery informing them of the proposal. All services delivered from this surgery would be relocated to Ponteland Primary Care Centre, plus the branch surgery in Wylam will continue to provide the services currently on offer.
The group says it has considered a number of options in order to provide patients with a modern primary care service, but sees closure of the Stamfordham surgery site as the only viable option to maintain the current partnership and provide safe and effective modern day general practice to patients.
The full letter can be found at White Medical Group’s website. Feedback on the proposal can be sent to: email@example.com or by writing to the practice manager. All responses should be given by 14 November.