Date: 10 March 2020
Following significant efforts over the last 18 months, NHS Bromley Clinical Commissioning Group working closely with local partners has been unable to secure premises to accommodate Trinity Medical Practice after 30th June 2020. After this time, the current practice premises will have been sold by the owners. Closing a GP practice is always the very last resort, and despite robust and multiple efforts, it has not been possible to secure premises within the time, money or geographical constraints faced. Therefore, the only option remaining and the only responsible plan to safeguard patient access to GP services is for the practice to close and patients to be asked to register with a new GP practice of their choice that covers their home address. This will be confirmed at the Bromley Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting on Thursday 26th March 2020.
Please note that full communications with patients, including a letter to all registered patients’ homes and two patient engagement events, will take place during March. Further communications such as text messages, a second letter to all remaining patients and telephone calls to assist vulnerable patients will take place after 1st April. All local politicians and other interested parties have been briefed on what is happening and why. Bromley CCG are actively supporting local GP practices to register new patients and working together to ensure patient handover and concerns are managed sensitively and effectively over the coming months.
Bromley CCG is holding two meetings for patients of Trinity Medical Practice to explain the changes, how they can register at an alternative practice and to answer their questions. These meetings will take place at Anerley Town Hall, Anerley Road, Anerley, London SE20 8BD, on:
All registered patients of Trinity Medical Centre have been sent a letter which sets out the details of these changes and what they need to do now. You can register your interest in attending one of the patient meetings by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We apologise for the cancellation of the meeting originally scheduled for 11 March. This is due to technical difficulties with our secure printing service, which delayed the distribution of the letter. We will publish the rescheduled April date in due course.
Bromley CCG is holding two meetings for patients of Trinity Medical Practice to explain the changes, how they can register at an alternative practice and to answer their questions