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'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 

 

'Save Our Surgery' January Update

 Primary Care Commissioning committee

The Primary Care Commissioning committee (PCCC) (a sub-committee of the NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group) met on 5 November to make a decision on the Danebridge proposal to close Sandiway Surgery. The Save Our Surgery Residents Action Group produced and presented a second report for that committee.

The PCCC decision was to defer their decision until their next meeting on 4th February at the earliest. The chair of the PCCC has now written to the Practice to confirm next steps and future actions Danebridge have been asked to do the following:

  • Carry out a full assessment of the impact on patients
  • Justify the choice to upscale Kingsmead as opposed to refurbishing Sandiway
  • Find solutions for patients with regard to:
         - meds monitoring, handling repeat paper prescriptions
         - blood tests, samples collection.

The PCC have requested that this work should be done through conversations with local patients. The idea of focus groups has been suggested.

The following Focus Group Meeting dates were issued by Danebridge but these dates will now have to change due to the Vaccination program priorities:

Date

Time

Topic

27/01/21 

12 noon to 13:15

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

10/02/21

12 noon to 13:15

Sample drop off

24/02/21

12 noon to 13:15

Appointment Booking for Sandiway and Cuddington residents

10/03/21

12 noon to 13:15

Alternative model of care


The PCC were clear that there is still work to do before they can support an application for closure of Sandiway, and have given Danebridge a great opportunity to engage properly with their patients to explain to them the reasons they want to close the surgery, to resolve the issues listed and to reassure their patients that they are not being left to fend for themselves for Primary Care in Cuddington and Sandiway.

Where We Stand:

  1. It is very clear now that Danebridge do not want to keep Sandiway Surgery, regardless of our views, but expect to retain the patients.
  2. The only way a surgery will be maintained in Sandiway is if the CCG refuse to allow its closure and then take on the responsibility to find a practice willing to take on the surgery building.
  3. With that in mind the Save Our Surgery Action Group has met with our MP Edward Timpson who has written directly to the NHS North West and has also agreed to write the Cheshire CCG and also to the Government Minister for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care.

What Patients Need to do:

  1. If you are a patient at Danebridge and have been invited to take part in a focus group discussion then please do.
  2. If you are a patient and have not been invited to a focus group but would like to take part and give your view then please contact: Amanda Skelding-Jones, Business Manager by email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  3. If you support the idea of finding another practice to operate the Sandiway surgery then please contact the Action Group to indicate at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The report prepared on behalf of patients for the Primary Care Commissioning committee can be read here:
  Part One: The Report - September 2020
  Part Two: Supporting Reference Information
and the presentation given by the Action Group at the committee meeting can be viewed here:
  PCC Presentation