Morecambe Bay CCG have released a statement in relation to OneMedical Group, the GP provider of Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice, providing notice of its intent to hand back the GP contract.
We are working very closely with OneMedical Group and other services to ensure patients will have access to continued provision in the local area.
In the meantime, Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice will remain fully open and patients can continue to access the surgery as normal. Patients registered with the practice will be contacted directly with further information over the coming weeks.
You can read the full statement here
The Primary Care Commissioning Committee met on Tuesday 18 August during to discuss and make a decision about what should happen next with Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice. You can read the papers for the meeting here and the outcome of the meeting is described below.
Primary Care Commissioning Committee Decision
Further engagement required before a final decision is made about Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice
At the Primary Care Commissioning Committee on Tuesday 18 August, the options for the future of Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice were discussed alongside initial comments from a number of stakeholders.
The committee agreed that to be able to make a fully informed decision in the best interests of local patients, that further engagement with potential providers (known as a market testing exercise) should be completed along with a patient engagement and involvement exercise.
The committee will now make a final decision at the October Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting.
Have your say: Patient Survey
Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) wants to ask patients at Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice (at Goodly Dale) for your views on how local GP services should be provided to you in the future. We would like to understand what your priorities are for future service provision and what matters most to you. In sharing your views with us you will be helping to ensure that the right decision is made for you and your family.
As some patients may already know there are two options in relation to the future service provision locally, following the notification that the current contract for GP Services at Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice (at Goodly Dale) will come to an end on 31st March 2020.
The first option would be List Dispersal. This means that the current practice site would close, and patients would be asked to register with another GP practice. Patients could choose which GP practice they wished to register with. The practices closest to Goodly Dale are based in Windermere, Ambleside and Cartmel (for patients who live towards the Cartmel Peninsula).
The second option would be Procurement. This means that the CCG would advertise the Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice at Goodly Dale and if another provider comes forward, they could take the surgery on and continue to run the service from the current site, or from an alternative site in the immediate vicinity of Goodly Dale. The procurement process would be open to local and national providers.
This survey aims to capture your preference in relation to these two options along with your thoughts on future GP services.
There are two ways you can complete the survey:
- Complete the survey online
- Download a paper copy to print out, complete and return to the practice by posting it through the letterbox outside. This is locked and checked each day. All surveys should be submitted by Monday 14 September 2020.
The results of this survey will be shared with the Primary Care Commissioning Committee at their next meeting to assist them in making a decision on the future of the GP Practice.