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13 February 2020Wylam surgery consultation

Community urged to have their say on Riversdale Surgery proposed relocation

NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Primary Care Commissioning Committee met today (12 February) in public to discuss the proposed relocation of Riversdale Surgery in Wylam to their branch site in the Oakland’s Health Centre in Prudhoe.

The practice submitted a formal application to the Committee who heard the details of the proposal. The move would allow the practice to operate from a modern, fit for purpose primary care centre and enable clinical and community services to run from one central location.

As part of their application to relocate, the practice also shared with the Committee the feedback from their patient and public engagement which raised concerns over the withdrawal of services in Wylam, difficulties with transport and accessibility.

The CCG noted these concerns and has agreed to undertake further engagement to hear the views of the local community and assess the impact of the proposed relocation.

Two drop in sessions have been arranged at St Oswin’s Church Hall, Wylam as follows:

Wednesday 19 February, 3 – 5pm

Monday 24 February, 1 – 3pm

The CCG is also looking to secure one further session to be held in the evening. Details of this session will be shared as soon as it has been confirmed. 

Further information on the next steps will be provided as soon as they are available.

Rachel Mitcheson

Service Director Transformation and Integrated Care

NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group and

Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth

Tel: 01670 335169

Mob: 07881843530

Email: r.mitcheson@nhs.net

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