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Welcome to The Debenham Group Practice 

Welcome

Welcome to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about your healthcare services

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

Senior Partner

Debenham Group Practice

 

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Closure Afternoons

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)
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