Spalding GP Surgery’s 3,000 patients will be moved to Gosberton Medical Center books
Health bosses today confirmed that patients enrolled at Spalding GP Surgery will be transferred to registries at Gosberton Medical Center.
NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB), the body responsible for sorting out the provision of healthcare services in our region, announced the decision today after much speculation about the future of patients based at Johnson Hospital.
The deal could mean patients can continue to get services from the hospital’s current site.
Sarah-Jane Mills, Director of ICB, said, “We are very pleased with the outcome and look forward to working alongside the staff at Gosberton Medical Center to ensure the smooth transition of patients from Spalding GP Surgery.
“We have been very impressed with the discussions with Gosberton Medical Center, the assurances they have given us and their ambitions for the future.”
Ms Mills added: “We would like to thank the patients of Spalding GP Surgery for their patience during this process and for all the feedback we have received which has helped us achieve what we believe will be a good outcome for all. given the circumstances.”
Low Gate-based Gosberton Medical Center is currently caring for over 7,500 patients and is rated as good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Bosses say its survey of GP patients showed 91% of patients describe their overall experience as good.
In a statement, GP Partners of Gosberton said: “We are delighted to have had this opportunity to work with the ICB and we look forward to welcoming new patients in the weeks to come.”
The GP Partners added: “This is part of our long-term plans and will help us continue to develop services that meet the needs of our patients now and in the future.”
Gosberton Medical Center is interested in developing plans with the ICB, including the potential provision of services at Johnson Community Hospital.
Current Spalding GP Surgery patients are told to continue to enter the practice as normal.
They were promised further details in writing to officially confirm the changes.