We have had a number of queries from patients seeking to clarify the circumstances around the merger.
The Partners at Holly Medical Group had their own reasons for deciding to leave. They came to the difficult decision that they no longer wanted to provide GP services from April 2019.
After that decision had been made, the Partners at The Surgery (200 Osborne Road) were approached to try and secure the long-term sustainability of primary care services in Jesmond. At that point the partners from Holly Medical Group and the partners from The Surgery agreed to merge the practices.
The demands and pressures on GP practices are increasing and we need to change and adapt to meet these needs. Having two practices working as one will help us achieve this.
Both practices have a history of providing high quality care to similar patient populations. We are grateful for your patience during this time of change within the practice.