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26 February 2018

Lakeside Healthcare Stamford lead the change in local GP services

Following a consultation to consider the merger of three local Stamford GP surgeries, The Sheepmarket Surgery, St Mary’s Medical Centre and The Little Surgery have successfully joined together to form Lakeside Healthcare Stamford.  The new practice is part of the Lakeside Healthcare group, one of the largest GP partnerships in the NHS.

During a 90-day consultation early in 2017, patients registered at the three practices were asked for their views about the proposed merger and given the opportunity to attend a series of events held locally in Stamford.

“We wanted to involve patients in the decision making process and were especially keen to hear their thoughts and listen to their concerns,” explains Dr Miles Langdon, GP Partner at Lakeside Healthcare Stamford and Chief Medical Officer for Lakeside Healthcare.  “At the same time we worked hard to demonstrate the benefits to be had from the proposed merger, including the opportunity to improve the services available for all our patients in Stamford”.

With the merger formally approved on 29 June 2017 and following the closure of The Little Surgery, the practices combined their respective patient lists and began to focus on developing the services available to patients. 

“Our overall aim is to offer the best possible service to our patients,” continues Dr Langdon.  “This means our entire team being here to help all of our patients.  An important part of this will be around improving, but not removing, some of the services we offer”.

Later this month, the appointment booking procedures at both Lakeside Healthcare Stamford sites (Sheepmarket Surgery and St Mary’s Medical Centre) will be simplified and standardised to ensure that patients are treated consistently and that they are seen by the most appropriate member of the clinical team to support their needs.

“Having listened to our patients during the consultation last year, we were keen to improve how we offer and organise our appointments to deliver a consistent approach for all of our patients,” adds Dr Langdon.  “When we switch to our new appointment system on 27 February 2018, patients should notice an improvement in how appointments are handled moving forwards.  What we are keen to see is improved access for patients requiring same or next day appointments and a consistent approach for more routine requests”.

The new appointment procedures will go live on 27 February 2018.

Simon Stitson, Hub Manager, Lakeside Healthcare Stamford

 

1 January 2018

Lakeside Healthcare – Corby, Kettering, Rushden, Stamford, Oundle, St Neots and Yaxley

Today the partners of Lakeside Healthcare Group are delighted to announce that Eaton Socon Health Centre and Cedar House Surgery in St Neots and Yaxley Group Practice in Yaxley are to merge with Lakeside Healthcare.   

The ‘super-practice’ will serve the healthcare needs of more than 150,000 patients across four counties: Northamptonshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire & Cambridgeshire.

This is very exciting news for all patients and staff as it ensures sustainability and continuity of service provision as well as terrific opportunities for future growth. 

Simon Stitson, Hub Manager, Lakeside Healthcare Stamford

 

12 January 2018

Important - Access to St Mary's Medical Centre from St Mary's Hill

We have been advised that construction work on the refurbishment and redevelopment of 2 St Mary's Hill is due to start in January 2018.  As part of the work, all access via the archway to St Mary's Hill will stop and the site will be secured for Health and Safety reasons.  This means that the current access for patients to St Mary's Medical Centre via this route will cease and all pedestrian access will be via Wharf Road only.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenice caused.

Simon Stitson, Hub Manager, Lakeside Healthcare Stamford