Hywel Dda University Health Board is working with Teifi Surgery in Llandysul to ensure the continued provision of GP services in the area following the end of their General Medical Services contract.
In August, the GP partners provided notice to the Health Board that they would terminate their GMS Contract with the Health Board in January 2019.
As a result, the Health Board has considered all of the available options, and determined that the most appropriate arrangement will be to allocate patients to neighbouring surgeries and further discussions with local practices are now underway.
The Health Board is mindful of the impact on other practices and the concerns which patients may have at this time of change, and in determining the most appropriate practice for each patient, will consider where patients live in relation to practices across the local area.
The Health Board will be writing shortly to the patients registered at Teifi Surgery to inform them of the current situation. Patients can be assured that services will continue to be delivered at Teifi Surgery until 31 January 2019, and they are asked to remain registered with the practice while longer-term plans are developed.
A public engagement drop-in event will be held on Wednesday 3 October 2018 from 2pm to 7pm in Tysul Hall, Llandysul and patients are encouraged to attend to discuss their concerns, and give their feedback and ideas.
Jill Paterson, Director of Primary Care, Community and Long Term Care for Hywel Dda University Health Board said: “The Health Board is committed to maintaining the high standards of care that are currently provided at Teifi Surgery and would like to reassure patients that the provision of these important services will continue in this area.
“We have agreed to work together with Teifi Surgery and neighbouring practices to find the best way to secure services for the patients. We will now work with the existing team and stakeholders to develop plans for delivery of future services.
“The Health Board recognises the continuing support given by the community to the team at Teifi Surgery and we appreciate the long service that the practice have given to their patients.”
In the meantime patients can feedback their views to Michelle Dunning, Senior Primary Care Locality Manager on Michelle.firstname.lastname@example.org or 01267 674064 or the Community Health Council on email@example.com or 01646 697610.