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Practice Merge

Lake Road Practice and John Pounds Surgery have now merged.

 

Dear Patient,

As many of you may know, Lake Road Practice and John Pounds Surgery successfully combined lists on 1st July 2020. This will have no effect on your General Practice Healthcare.

For years, Lake Road Practice and John Pounds have been run by the same management, with many of the staff, including clinicians working between the two sites.

With Covid-19 affecting us all this year, John Pounds Surgery site has been temporarily closed. We have been telephone triaging patients at Lake Road and seeing patients when required at the Covid secure Lake Road site. This ensures that we can help you as quickly and effectively as possible.

This merger is confirmation of a partnership that has dated back to 2013 and was approved by Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group as being in the best interest of you, our patients. To reassure you there has been no changes to staff or GPs.

The Long Term Plan published by NHS England requires GP practices to work together as larger groups to cope with the challenges and demands facing their services, including GP recruitment and retention.

This merge puts us in a strong position and we have a full complement of GP’s, Nurses and support staff. We are additionally recruiting new roles to help support our patients as much as possible.

We look forward to restarting clinics at John Pounds as soon as we can offer a suitable Covid secure service.

We welcome your feedback via our Patient Participation Group. For details please contact the Practice.

Regards

The Management

NHS