In a statement from Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commission Group:
The merger, which will see Carfax Medical Centre become a branch site of Kingswood Surgery, will not change how patients interact with their respective surgery:
- Patients do not need to re-register
- There is no change to how appointments are booked
- There is no change on the way patients access care
- There is no need to travel to a new site for an appointment
- An ‘open morning’ is planned in April to meet the team
Among the benefits of merging will be an increase in the availability of specialised staff at each site, such as mental health nurses and physiotherapists.
Dr Philip Mayes, Senior GP Partner, Kingswood Surgery, said: “The merging of the GP practices is a very positive move, and ensures that the thousands of patients registered with both practices will continue to receive an equally high standard of care. The impact of the merger will be mostly visible behind the scenes, where the team will begin to work in a joined-up way”.
Kingswood Surgery & Carfax Medical Centre are part of the Brunel Health Group primary care network of 14 Swindon GP practices.
To find out more, patients can visit their GP practice website
Any questions? Send an email or contact the Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group Patient Advice and Liaison Team via email@example.com or Telephone 0300 561 0250