Merger of Romney House Surgery with Phoenix Surgery
We are delighted to announce that Romney House Surgery is merging with Phoenix Surgery from Cirencester with effect from 1st February 2017. This represents an exciting opportunity for both surgeries and will allow us to continue to develop high quality healthcare in the future serving the best interests of our patient population. The Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is fully supporting this transition.
Why is this happening?
General Practice is changing and the Government’s Five Year Plan focuses on encouraging larger practices and surgeries to work more closely together. This new Partnership model will ensure that our services are more sustainable and resilient in the future. We will build upon the strengths of both practices and ensure that our patients get the best possible care and support they deserve. It will provide an exciting opportunity for all members of the practice team to share, learn and develop their skills together to benefit our patients.
Phoenix Surgery Philosophy
Phoenix Surgery is a family practice where tradition and innovation come together. The three main principles that drive the practice are continuity of care for all patients, timely access to the right healthcare professional and empowering patients to take responsibility for their health through health education and self-care. We endorse these principles at Romney House and are looking forward to working with Phoenix to develop this ethos further at Tetbury.
Changes to doctors at Romney House
Dr Simon Truckle will continue to support us through the transition and will remain with us until the end of March, as will Dr Sana Shaikh and Dr Kath Jones, our regular locum doctors. Dr Sarah Cardew will be returning to Romney House from late February, working Tuesday to Thursday each week. Dr Jenny Wormald continues until August.
Some of the Phoenix Surgery doctors will have regular sessions at Romney House and we will update the Practice News on any changes to practice staff and the clinical sessions as they are made.
This is a very exciting time for Romney House Surgery and provides an opportunity to further develop the primary health care team and the services we offer, combining the best practices from Phoenix and Romney House.