The Patient Participation Group of the Old School Medical Practice met on 27th June, and agreed to circulate the proposals for the future of the practice so that residents can see the current state of play and allow the practice to explain their present thoughts on the situation. The practice has prepared the following statement to explain the current position :
The Future of General Practice
Further to recent articles that have been published in a variety of local community newsletters and discussed on community website forums, regarding the proposals that Old School Medical Practice who provide GP services in Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe and other outlying villages, is considering its options to aspire to provide better facilities that are fit for purpose that will and could also provide more health care services locally to registered patients. At the Patient Participation Group (PPG) meeting 27th June 2016, attendees (15) were given an update as part of the PPG meeting agenda, with an explanation and rationale behind the Surgery proposals and consideration to its future plans. In brief the practice confirmed its ideal solution is to combine all its services into a single site surgery, whilst explaining other options are also being considered to collaborate with other GP surgeries, further more and in addition to considering the York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) plans and the wider York strategic health care community plans which are part of the Government and Department of Health five year view for NHS services. At the meeting Marcus Collumb Practice Manager, confirmed that NO plans had yet been accepted beyond in principal, and that NO funding for such a project had yet been granted. He added that any plans would involve a patient consultation, and that the practice does recognise that some patients have concerns about such proposals around access and location and these were being noted as part of any development to progress, whilst also noting there had also been a lot of support expressed. The PPG meetings would continue to be updated as and when any proposals progressed through any evaluation processes.
The meeting also agreed to proceed with a Patient Survey that will give registered patients an opportunity to comment on the areas that they consider are priorities for action.
To download a copy of the survey please click here Patient survey 2016-17
A background document that outlines the reasons why the practice needs to consider its future options can also be reviewed here The Future of GP Surgeries