Thornton-Denholme Medical Practice merger with The Willows Medical Centre

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Thornton- Denholme Medical Practice Merger with The Willows Medical Centre

We would like to inform patients at the Willows Medical Centre and Thornton-Denholme Medical Practice that parts of the management of these practices will merge on the 23rd November 2022.

These practices have for some time now been working together to provide the best care possible for patients registered with both practices and this change is the final step in joining the systems these practices use.

We are not expecting any aspect of your care to change, including when and where you access GP services at your practice; all staff, appointments and processes will remain the same and you will continue to receive your care at your normal surgery.

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The whole team will continue to offer you a range of appointment options, ensuring that you are able to see the clinicians you need. You can book and attend your appointments, order repeat prescriptions and phone for help and advice.

What do I need to do now?

You do not need to do anything; the change will happen automatically and you do not need to contact your GP Practice.

As this change includes moving to a single system for managing clinical information and patient records both practices will be closed from 2pm on Wednesday 23rd November to allow this process to be carried out by our IT support team. Urgent care will provided by the NHS Out of Hours Service which can be accessed on the day by telephoning your surgery as normal.

If you need any further information please contact our Patient Support Manager by emailing, or by calling 01274 888 350.