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Debenham Group Practice
Over the last few months two of our salaried doctors, Dr E Towse and Dr H Wheatley have left the practice. In order to maintain our level of patient care we have been heavily reliant on locum GPs. As a consequence of the well-publicised shortage of GPs in Suffolk and crisis in recruitment and retention we cannot guarantee this in the future. We have been able to recruit an experienced full time GP partner, Dr Philip Stewart to join the practice but his commitment only partially replaces the number of GP sessions provided by our two salaried GPs.
Acknowledging that we have not been able to fully replace the number of GP sessions provided by the practice throughout the week across our three sites we have had to review our provision of surgeries at each of our sites. We do not wish to cancel surgeries at short notice nor put our current staff under undue pressure so it has been necessary to make some changes to the opening times at both Otley and Grundisburgh to ensure a daily service at all our sites. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause but hope you understand our reasoning’s.
The revised opening times of our three surgeries will be as follows:
Grundisburgh Otley Debenham (no change)
Monday Morning Monday Afternoon Monday All day
Tuesday Afternoon Tuesday Morning Tuesday All day
Wednesday Morning Wednesday Afternoon Wednesday All day
Thursday Afternoon Thursday Morning Thursday All day
Friday Morning Friday Afternoon Friday Morning
Full details will be displayed at all the surgeries and on our website.
These changes will come into effect on Tuesday 31 May 2016. We will be monitoring our service provision in the future to ensure we continue to provide the highest possible level of care to our patients. Thank you in anticipation.
Dr David Egan
Debenham Group Practice
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Please note that as of 1st April 2016, the prescription cost has been increased to £8.40 (per item).
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It is important the the practice team are kept up to date with the latest training. In order to do this, the practice is taking part in a half day training session on the afternoon on the following days in 2016.
- 19 May
- 22 June
- 15 September
- 12 October
- 17 November
- 14 December
On these days, from 1.00pm, the entire practice will be closed. You will not be able to contact the practice by telephone, all urgent calls will be dealt with by OOH (Out of Hours). As the practice will be closed for all staff training you will not be able to collect your medication, please make arrangements to collect your medication at another time.
(Site updated 18/05/2016)