Consultation with Patients regarding the proposed merger

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does the merger mean for patients?

Patients will be able to access Primary Healthcare from a bigger group of GP’s and will be offered a choice when booking appointments.

Q. Will I need to re-register with my GP if the practices merge?

You will not need to do anything.

Q. Will I still be able to see my usual GP if the practices merge?

Yes. Patients will also have access to a larger clinical team.

Q. How will you provide enough appointments?

The surgery team will regularly review the number of appointments available to ensure that we are able to accommodate patients. GP appointments will not be reduced; the merger will result in greater appointment availability for patients overall.

Q. Where will I get my prescriptions from?

You can continue to use any pharmacy.

Q. Will I still be able to request home visits?

Yes this will not change.

Q. What happens now?

The practices have written or text to all patients currently registered with the three practices asking for their views on the by completing a short survey which needs to be returned by 6th March 2020

Q. If the surgeries do merge, when is it likely to happen?

All feedback we receive from the survey will be taken into consideration and a decision will be made shortly after the 13th March 2020. The final decision will be made by NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group. If it is agreed that the practices can merge, you will be notified of the decision by letter or text.