General News

GP surgeries due to close, extend required notice period

Sarah Green March 12, 2016

The Practice Group of GP surgeries have announced they will continue to provide services beyond their required notice period at each of the 5 surgeries in Brighton and Hove they have announced they are withdrawing from.

Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven
Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven

Following the decision by The Practice Group to close 5 GP surgeries in the city, Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven, alongside Peter Kyle, MP for Hove & Portslade and Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, met with NHS England and Brighton & Hove Community Care Group, to discuss the future of the 5 GP surgeries, three of which are in Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven.

Welcoming the news, Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown and Portslade, said: “I am pleased that The Practice Group has agreed to extend their notice period. This will allow NHS England time to find the best solution for patients.

“I also welcome the news that they are carrying out a procurement process to secure a contract with another healthcare provider to take over the service at the Brighton Homeless Healthcare Surgery in Morley Street from January 2017 when The Practice Group stops providing care.”