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Practice merger proposal
Meeting the changing needs of patients and providing more choice in the health services they receive is a key driver for the proposal. An increase in the elderly population, growth in long-term conditions and the need to ease pressure away from hospitals by providing more care in communities means general practice has to expand and change. In future we will undertake a review of our surgery premises in Kibworth and Fleckney and any proposals for change would be subject to patient / stakeholder consultation.
The aim of the proposed merger is to improve the overall range and quality of services to all patients by providing better access to services including clinical staff, increasing GP availability and continuity of care for patients.
Dr Russell Hardman, Senior Partner at Two Shires Medical Practice said: “A merger would be a very positive step for our patients and both practices. Collaborative working would not only ensure our sustainability for the future but also allow us to develop and improve the primary care services that we are able to offer to our patients.
“A merger would dramatically increase choice for patients, including who they see, the location at which they choose to be seen and extended hours to be treated. If the proposal goes ahead, it would mean more varied expertise and additional services for our patients."
Once the consultation has come to an end, the feedback will be analysed externally before being presented to East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group’s (ELR CCG) Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC). The PCCC will consider the feedback and make a decision.
The business case for the proposed merger is now complete and is available to view by clicking here.
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