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'Save Our Surgery' April Update (dates changed and new Survey!)

 

Save Our Surgery

Breaking News on the Consultation Process

Please note that the focus groups to be arranged by Danebridge Medical Practice will now be scheduled for Thursdays in April.

Date

Time

Topic

Thursday 1 April

1pm

General discussion, medication issues, repeat prescriptions and Disease modified Anti Rheumatology Drugs (DMARD)

Thursday 8 April

1pm

Sample drop off

Thursday 15 April

1pm

Appointment Booking for Sandiway and Cuddington residents

Thursday 22 April

1pm

Alternative model of care

If you have a particular issue which will be made more difficult by the closure of Sandiway surgery then please write to the Practice offering to take part in one of the Focus Groups listed above.
Contact details are: Amanda Skelding-Jones with email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

THE FOLLOWING IS URGENT:
PLEASE READ AND ACTION IF YOU WISH TO RETAIN THE SURGERY!!

  • On Tuesday 25th March Danebridge Medical Practice issued an email to those patients who have volunteered to take part in four Focus Groups. These are limited to 15 patients in each session
  • Danebridge have been instructed by the Clinical Commissioning Group (Cheshire CCG) to widen their consultation and have been asked (by the CCG) to put out a short survey. This survey asks some of the same questions as will be asked in the Focus Group discussions
  • Danebridge have only sent this to a very small group of patients (mostly those who will be in the Focus Groups)
  • The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ZK65TR5
  • The DECISION on the future of the surgery has NOT YET BEEN TAKEN and so you need to fill in the survey and make sure that you use the comments boxes to make your views known
  • Over 900 residents in Sandiway and Cuddington signed to support the Save Our Surgery campaign back in January of 2020

WE NEED YOU ALL TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY, PLEASE!

If you are a patient with Danebridge Medical Practice and want to contact the Action Group to show your support for the campaign to keep the surgery open, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Healthwatch Cheshire have been very actively following this campaign.  If you wish to make any comments about the impact of closing Sandiway on your health care you can email Jem Davies at Healthwatch: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you wish to voice your concerns directly to the Clinical Commissioning Group you can contact them at www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk/get-in-touch

'Save Our Surgery' - further February update

 

Save Our Surgery

Progress Update

Our MP Edward Timpson has been following progress on the fight to save Sandiway Surgery and has been very helpful in keeping up correspondence with the NHS regulatory bodies to ensure that our case is being heard.

He recently wrote to NHS England North West on our behalf. His letter and the reply from the NHS are shown below:

and the reply from Anthony Leo, Director of Primary Care and Public Health, NHS England and NHS Improvement – North West

'Save Our Surgery' February Update

 

Save Our Surgery

Postponement of Consultation process

Please note that the focus groups arranged by Danebridge Medical Practice and listed below have now been postponed owing to the vaccine roll-out programme.

Date

Time

Topic

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

General discussion, medication issues, repeat prescriptions and Disease modified Anti Rheumatology Drugs (DMARD)

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

Sample drop off

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

Appointment Booking for Sandiway and Cuddington residents

POSTPONED

POSTPONED

Alternative model of care

If you have a particular issue which will be made more difficult by the closure of Sandiway surgery then please write to the Practice offering to take part in one of the Focus Groups listed above.

What the Save Our Surgery Action Group is doing:

  • The Action Group has written a Review of the Equality & Quality Impact Assessment (EQIA) carried out by the Clinical Commissioning Group and presented at the Primary Care Commissioning committee meeting in November.
  • This Review has been sent to the chairs of the CCG and PCC and also the chair of the CWaC Scrutiny Committee. The EQIA is, in our opinion, of a very low standard.
  • Edward Timpson, our MP, has informed us that he has written to NHS England asking, among other things, that they intervene and consider the establishment of a Primary Care Network to serve the rural community.
  • Edward is also writing to the Clinical Commissioning Group asking for them to seriously consider how to retain the service level for the affected patients and asking them to talk to other local practices and primary care networks.
  • Councillor Fifield has made contact with the Integrated Care Partnership for Cheshire West and Chester on our behalf and we will be discussing the situation with them.
  • If you are a patient with Danebridge Medical Practice and want to contact the Action Group to show your support for the campaign to keep the surgery open, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you wish to voice your concerns directly to the Clinical Commissioning Group you can contact them at www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk/get-in-touch