Statement re Daneshouse Medical Practice, Burnley
Statement from Alex Walker, Interim Director of Commissioning:
Burnley Group Practice has agreed to provide GP services for patients registered with Daneshouse Medical Practice in Burnley from 1 April 2019, for a period of 12 months.
Since the closure of Daneshouse Medical Centre patients registered with Daneshouse Medical Practice have been able to receive GP services from the nearby Colne Road Surgery while NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) looked for a new provider. The contract between the CCG and Colne Road Surgery for the delivery of GP services to patients registered with Daneshouse Medical Practice is due to end on the 31 March 2019.
NHS East Lancashire CCG as the commissioner of GP or primary care services is working hard to find a permanent solution for patients who were registered with the Daneshouse Medical Practice. However it will take time to find the right GP service to meet the needs of these patients. Because of this the CCG has arranged a longer term temporary GP service, provided by Burnley Group Practice.
From 1 April 2019, GP services for patients who have been registered with Daneshouse Medical Practice, will be provided at St Peter’s Centre, Burnley, BB11 2DL. The practice is situated on the ground floor, next to the pharmacy. This is only a temporary measure until suitable premises can be found in the Daneshouse and Stoneyholme area.
Patients will remain registered with Daneshouse Medical Practice and will continue to use the same telephone number of 01282 731600 to book and confirm appointments, or arrange for prescriptions.
Should patients wish to register with a different practice, they can either contact one of the other local practices directly or look at the NHS website www.nhs.uk for information on where local practices are and how to contact them.
The CCG and Burnley Group Practice will work closely with Colne Road Surgery to ensure that the transition to the new provider is as smooth as possible.
We would like to thank Colne Road Surgery for their support over the last 7 months for providing GP services to the population of Daneshouse at short notice.
More importantly we would like to thank everyone registered with Daneshouse Medical Practice for their patience, understanding and continued involvement. We are keen to ensure that registered patients receive a service that meets their needs.