We are delighted to announce that the future of Staunton Surgery has been confirmed beyond April 2018.
The GP partners who operate the surgery in Havant Health Centre have retracted their earlier notice to terminate their contract to provide services from the site.
NHS South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for planning and commissioning (or buying) GP services in the area, has accepted the retracted notice – and as a result ceased its procurement process to find replacement provider.
The GP partners at Staunton last October gave six months’ notice to terminate their contract at the end of March, 2018, mainly due to the pressures of recruiting new GPs.
But they have been approached by other local GPs who want to continue running services at Staunton beyond March 2018.
Head of Primary Care Keeley Ellis said: “We are delighted to be able to report that a solution has been found which will ensure that services will continue at Staunton from April 1, 2018, onwards.
“Discussions between the various parties involved are still taking place, and we are not in a position to discuss any details until these have been fully resolved, which probably won’t be until February.
“The most important thing is that we know all Staunton patients will be very relieved that the question mark hanging over continued services at the site has been completely removed.
“Until the new contract is signed, all existing services at Staunton will continue unchanged, and be provided by the same GPs, until March 31, 2018, by which time the new arrangement will have been publicised.
“The CCG will honour its promise to write individually to all 8,200 Staunton patients to inform them of the detailed arrangements as soon as we know them ourselves.”