You may be aware that Laburnum Medical Group has been notified of the decision to terminate their contract and will close by 27 July 2020.
NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) took the decision to terminate the practice’s contract following a number of inspections, visits, audits and investigations were carried out by the CCG and the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
These inspections identified a number of areas that show the practice has not been delivering all of the requirements of their contract, including the quality of care provided.
The CCG has been working with us and other GP practices in the local area to transfer the care of former Laburnum Medical Group’s patients.
As a result, a number of their patients will be registering with us here and you may notice that the practice is busier than usual for a while, as it will take a little time for the initial workload to settle down and we ask for your continued patience during this period.
The needs of all existing and new patients are important to us and we are sure you will understand that we must ensure that the patient journey between practices is as smooth as possible.
Although this is a busy time for all, we remain committed to ensuring that you continue to receive the best possible care.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the practice initially on 01670 822071
Alternatively, you may want to contact Healthwatch Northumberland, the statutory independent consumer champion for patients on 03332 408 468 (local call rate) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.