• 20 JAN 20
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    Walton Surgery service update

    Suffolk GP Federation (Fed) has managed Walton GP Surgery since November 2016. Last week, as a result of difficulties recruiting permanent GPs, the Federation Board concluded it is not sustainable for us to continue managing the Surgery. We have reluctantly, therefore, decided to end our contract for managing the Surgery on 15 July 2020.

    The Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is currently reviewing all available options to try to identify a sustainable long-term solution for the patients of Walton Surgery.

    We are proud of the care provided by the Surgery and its high patient satisfaction. However, the difficulties recruiting GPs, which is a national challenge, means we cannot sustainably or safely staff the practice. We are consulting with staff at the Surgery and will work with NHS England and Ipswich & East Suffolk CCG on their future plans.

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  • Posted by Ronald Osborne on January 21, 2020, 10:03 am

    do we now have to find a new practice to register with or do you expect to continue under a different method This practice is to good to be disbanded and we hope that a solution to the problem can be found .Please keep your long standing patients as well informed as you can to avoid any worries. Our regards to doctcrs & staff for many years of fantastic service
    Ron & Shirley Osborne

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  • Posted by Peter Holloway on January 21, 2020, 11:04 am

    Hopefully Walton Surgery won’t close.
    It is such a friendly professional surgery where everyone knows what they are doing to a professional standard.
    Will be a great loss to Felixstowe, especially to Walton, if they are forced to close.
    Hopefully a rescue plan will be initiated & this great surgery will be saved.

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