Last October I wrote to all to patients of Staunton Surgery to inform you that doctors Sutton, Knight and Stott had told us that they were to terminate their contract with us to provide General Practitioner services at the surgery on 31st March, 2018. As a number of you will now know, from posters in the surgery and a message on the website, the GPs have since withdrawn their resignation – and two other GPs have joined the practice as managing partners.
The two new GPs are both highly-experienced local doctors, from the Havant and Waterlooville areas, who are well-known to the local NHS, although they won’t personally be seeing patients.
We are further delighted to now be able to tell you that doctors Knight and Stott will be staying on as GPs at Staunton – something, we know, that will be widely-welcomed by so many of you who, like us, didn’t want to see them leave. As a result, all your existing primary care (GP) services will continue to be provided at the Health Centre site.
Could I take this opportunity to thank all those of you who attended the two open events which we – NHS South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) – held at the surgery; and to the many of you who also completed our survey into existing services provided by the practice – and what else you might like to see at the practice.
We have shared the results of those findings with the two new managing partners, so they can see what you most like about the existing services provided at Staunton – and what new services or facilities you would welcome there in future if resources allowed.
The CCG recognises that this period has been one of uncertainty and indeed anxiety for a number of patients, but are delighted at this eventual outcome, which will help ensure both continuity of service – and doctors – for you, as patients. It will also give the practice resilience moving forward for the challenges facing everyone involved in delivering primary care services at a time of ever-increasing pressure on resources and staff.
On behalf of Staunton Surgery, we would also like to thank all those patients who have given the existing staff, clinicians and admin staff, such strong support in the last few months. We know how well this has been appreciated, as these have also been difficult and very busy times for all the staff involved.
Head of Primary Care
Fareham & Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCGs)
CommCen Building, Fort Southwick, James Callaghan Drive, Fareham, PO17 6AR.