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Statement - Application to close Sandiway Surgery by Danebridge Medical Practice

At its meeting on July 22nd 2021, the Primary Care Commissioning Committee of NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) approved the application by Danebridge Medical Practice, Northwich, to permanently close its branch premises in Sandiway, Northwich.

The CCG has now formally written to Danebridge Medical Practice outlining that the exact date of the closure still needs to be confirmed following agreement of a branch premises closure plan between the CCG and the Practice. The CCG has been clear to the Practice that this will be at a date no sooner than 90 days from the date (July 22nd 2021) of approval of the application by the Committee.

The Committee, at its meetings, also instructed the Practice that as part of its closedown plan that it needs to continue to engage with and communicate with its patients so as to ensure that patients are aware of the changes and the date that they will take effect.

Furthermore, the Committee has requested that Danebridge Medical Practice maintains a continual dialogue with its patients and the communities that it provides services to, listens to the feedback it receives around its service offer, and provides ample opportunity for its patients to shape the delivery model so that it meets the needs of its patients and continues the work it is undertaking to address the concerns raised around access and support to services, especially those who are clinically extremely vulnerable and/or who may face barriers to access services.

Further information regarding the closedown plan will be brought back to a future meeting of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee. Details around future dates can be found at www.cheshireccg.nhs.uk/meetings 

To view the full recording of the meeting please click here

Please refer to the Danebridge Medical Practice website https://www.danebridge.org.uk/ for further news regarding the closure and details regarding opportunities to get involved with the Practice.