Notice Regarding Great Gransden Surgery – JUNE 2019
It is with real sadness that we must inform our patients that we are no longer able to provide an outreach clinic at the Reading Rooms in Great Gransden from the end of July 2019.
This has been a very difficult decision to take, and is one we have deliberated over for a long time. We recognise that this will not be a popular decision with some patients. However, the outreach clinic has become increasingly untenable for a number of reasons.
Firstly, we are concerned that this service is becoming unsafe, due to the number of patients using the service and the complexity of the medical problems needing to be dealt with. With very limited time and no access to the computerised medical records we do not feel able to ensure these appointments will continue to meet our high standards of clinical care. There are also significant concerns about the workload generated by the outreach clinic, which is currently run by Dr Lockyer between morning and afternoon surgeries and has become unsustainable as those surgeries become busier. In addition, this service has never been funded by the NHS, and is not a model of healthcare delivery supported by the Care Quality Commission.
Therefore, in light of the above, we feel we now need to close this service. We hope you understand why we have had to make this difficult decision.
If you feel this decision negatively impacts your ability to access services as Bourn Surgery, please contact us so that we can discuss other ways we can help you.
Dr Lockyer’s last clinic at the Reading Rooms will be on Tuesday 23rd July 2019.