The decision on the future of Wood Road Branch Surgery following the public consultation on the proposed closure
Following consideration and reflection on the feedback from the consultation, Tettenhall Medical Practice decided not to submit a formal application to close the branch surgery but instead applied to Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group to reduce the number of clinical sessions offered at Wood Road surgery from seven to four sessions per week. In doing so, the Practice felt this would enable them to continue to provide high quality primary medical services to their patient population without compromising services offered to patients local to Wood Road who have difficulties accessing Lower Green.
At the Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC) on Tuesday 5 November 2019 the PCCC approved the proposal from Tettenhall Medical Practice to reduce the number of sessions provided at Wood Road Surgery from seven to four sessions per week.
PLEASE NOTE : A consultation began on Tuesday 7 May 2019 on the proposed closure of Wood Road Branch Surgery. The consultation has been extended and will close on Sunday 15 September 2019
Primary Care Commissioning Committee Public Meeting
Tuesday 5th November 2019 at 2.00pm – 3.30pm – Christ Church, Church Road, Tettenhall Wood WV6 8NQ
The following is a poster regarding the community drop-in event being held on 11.09.2019 about the proposed closure of Wood Road Surgery:
The following document provides answers to frequently asked question regarding the proposed closure of Wood Road Surgery:
There are two further drop-in sessions planned – please see below for further information.
Public consultation on the proposed closure of Wood Road Branch Surgery
For some time the practice has been experiencing difficulty in managing and sustaining the branch surgery in Wood Road, Tettenhall Wood. All our patients deserve a high quality healthcare service but for a number of reasons we feel unable to deliver the services we would like to from this branch. Therefore, we have made a request to NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) to close the Wood Road Branch Surgery.
For the Partners of Tettenhall Medical Practice the decision to request the closure of the branch surgery has not been taken lightly. Over the past twelve months, we have tried various solutions to keep the branch surgery open. However, the national shortage of GPs has led to difficulty in recruiting permanent doctors. In addition, provision of modern primary healthcare is becoming increasingly difficult and delivery on two sites is no longer sustainable. As GPs we are primarily concerned with the well-being of our patients. We believe that by centralising services on a single site at Lower Green Surgery, we will be able to offer a more flexible, efficient GP service with better access for our patients. We welcome your views.
A consultation will begin on Tuesday 7 May 2019 on the proposed closure of Wood Road Branch Surgery. The consultation will take place over 90 days which has now been extended and will close on Sunday 15th September 2019. You can take part by completing a short questionnaire to let us know your views.
Please find below copy of letter sent to all patients as well as link to online survey regarding the proposal: