After a period of time reviewing the provision of GP services in Askam, it has been decided that the surgery will close from 30 June 2020, which is when the contract that provides GP services ends.
This has been prompted by the decision by Dr Jain, the sole GP at Askam Surgery, to retire, which means he has decided to terminate his contract and has given notice that he will cease to provide services from 30 June, 2020.
Therefore, it is recommended that patients registered at Askam Surgery be dispersed to other neighbouring GP practices.
This decision was made at the Primary Care Commissioning Committee on 18 February 2020 after the committee reviewed the Health Needs Analysis, which included the gathering of patient views. To view the Committee papers, click here.
At the meeting, held in public, the Committee did support the Local Medical Committee’s (LMC) suggestion that a branch surgery may be a possible option for Askam and this is being investigated with local practices by the LMC, supported by the CCG. If agreements are reached for a branch surgery to be created in Askam we will contact Askam Surgery patients.
NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for the contracts for General Practice (GP) services in Morecambe Bay, working with NHS England. It is our aim to ensure that all our communities have access to the highest quality, safe GP services possible.
Patients of Askam Surgery have been sent a letter which provides information about the closure, as well as guidance and contact details to register with one of several nearby GP practices. To read a copy of the letter please click here.
Vulnerable residents will be supported by the practice to register with another nearby GP, and any patients that have not self-registered before 30 June 2020 will be transferred automatically to another practice with any related medical records.
We are committed to open and regular communications throughout the process to ensure all stakeholders are informed and up to date.
This page will be updated with further information when available.
Below you will find documents and information relating to the provision of GP services at Askam Practice which have previously been provided.