Important Information

Posted by: SARAH - Posted on:

There has recently been some changes at the Practice. The Black Country Integrated Care Board (ICB) has recently put some new changes in place, to guarantee your ongoing access to local GP services following a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection at Great Barr Medical Centre.

This letter which you can view below, confirms the arrangements which are currently in place to ensure your ongoing care and how you will be able to get a routine or urgent appointment with a doctor or nurse should you need one from this point onwards.

How you will now be able to access local GP services: 

Black Country ICB has agreed a caretaking contract for Great Barr Medical Centre. This means that an experienced team of clinical and non-clinical staff from Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust will be working alongside the existing practice staff to provide support. 

The current GP partners will not be able to provide clinical care during this period at Great Barr Medical Centre however, they are working with the ICB and CQC to ensure improvements are made to the practice. As a patient, you will continue to access services in the same way you have in the past.

We will keep these new arrangements for your care under review and make sure you have access to the best possible GP services in the long-term. 

Please note as services will continue from Great Barr Medical Centre, you do not need to take any further action.

Please see the attached letter for further information.

Thank you for your co-operation during this time and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.