Whitehall Medical Practice Update

26 June 2019 9:51am

Despite efforts to find a new provider to take over Whitehall Medical Practice (Malling Health), unfortunately the practice will now be closing on Monday, 30 September.

NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) tried to find a new provider to run the GP services at the Monkmoor Road practice through a formal procurement process where interested parties were asked to submit proposals.

No applications were received and now the practice will close on Monday, 30 September, 2019, when the current contract ends. Registered patients will still be able to continue to use the services at the practice until it closes, however patients will need to register with another alternative local GP before Whitehall Medical Practice closes on Monday, 30 September.

The CCG has written to patients who are registered at the Practice to update them on the outcome of the procurement process and to provide details of how to find a new GP before the Practice closes. For any patients who do not register with another GP before Monday, 30 September, the CCG will automatically transfer them to a local alternative GP practice. Patients will be advised in writing of where they have been registered. This is to ensure that all patients can still access GP services.

All GP practices in Shropshire have an open list, which means that there are able to accept new patients. All GP practices have geographical boundaries which they cover and patients must live within this boundary to register. Information can be found on the Practices websites.

Nicky Wilde, Director of Primary Care at the CCG, said: “Despite the best efforts of the CCG, disappointingly no interested parties came forward to take on the running of the new contract for the GP service so regrettably the practice will close.

“We are confident that patients will be able to find places at other local alternative practices and we have been working with those practices in close vicinity to help accommodate transferring patients.”