Wimbledon Park GPs' Surgery Is Saved

Practice will also be improved with capacity for more patients

Patients at Vineyard Hill Surgery in Wimbledon Park will be able to continue to receive primary care services at the surgery thanks to a new GP partnership.

Closure fears had been hanging over the practice since 2012, but the existing partners have recently told NHS England (London) they no longer wanted to terminate their contract and wanted to form a new practice partnership.

The new partnership will continue to provide primary care services from the existing site in Vineyard Hill Road and there will be no disruption to the care patients receive.

The arrival of the new partnership also means improvements to the premises and the practice will be able to cater for more patients.

Stephen Hammond MP said: "Hooray this is great news. There was great distress in the local community when we all first heard the suggestion that the surgery might close. Together with local Councillors Moulton, Howard and Taylor as well as the Residents' Association I have worked since last October to find a solution to the closure.

"I am delighted that Dr Harris will be joining the practice and I understand has ambitious plans not only to keep the current excellent GP service but to introduce new services and modernise the property. I am sure the local community will wish to thank Drs Provost and Jones for their service and to help facilitate the surgery remaining open.

An NHS England (London) spokesperson said: "Following consultation with patients at Vineyard Hill Surgery, we have worked hard to ensure the future provision of primary care services at the practice.

"A new GP partnership, who will keep the existing contract, has been secured for the site and will continue to serve the primary care needs of the local community. We will write to patients to inform them of changes."

March 20, 2015

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