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.Leave a reply →