Another GP Surgery in Wrexham has announced it will be ending its contract with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board at the end of the year.
General Practitioners at Forge Road Surgery in Southseahave given notice that they will be terminating their contract with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board with effect from December 31st 2017.
The surgery has over 6,500 patients on its books and serves residents from Brymbo, Southsea, Brynteg and the surrounding areas.
Commenting on the future of of GP services in Brymbo and Southsea, Cllr Paul Rogers said it was ‘vital the Health Board ensure residents are kept informed of the situation and that the level of service is maintained’.
He added: “These developments regarding Brymbo and Forge Road Surgery are very concerning for residents of Brymbo, Tanyfron and surrounding areas.
“I have a meeting arranged with the Health Board and will be discussing concerns raised by local residents.”
The announcement comes just weeks after GPs at Borras Park Surgery announced they would be terminating their contract with the health board from October 2017.
However patients at both surgeries have been advised that there is ‘no need to take any action or register with a different GP practice’. The changes to the contracts does not mean either surgery will close.
As a spokesperson for Betsi Cadwaladr Unviersity Health Board said: “We have written to residents to notify them that Dr Buky, Dr Padmonkar and Dr Khalifa have given notice that they will be ending their contract with the Health Board to provide GP services from 31 December 2017.
“There is no need for patients to take any action or to register with a different GP practice. We are working with the practice to plan how patients will continue to receive local services from January 2018 onwards.
“Until then, normal services at Forge Road Surgery will continue to be available as usual, and we will be writing to patients again before the end of December to confirm new arrangements for the practice.”
At the tail end of last year the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board took over the running at Pen Y Maes Health Centre in Summerhill after the long-serving GPs handed in their notice to terminate their contract with the Health Board.
Anybody with any concerns or questions is advised to the health board via email at BCU.WrexhamGPServices@wales.nhs.uk, in writing to Area Management Team, Preswylfa, Hendy Road, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 1PZ, or by calling 01352 803203.
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