We are very sorry but we are currently unable to accept or register new patients apart from new babies born to existing patients.
A temporary three-month suspension is being introduced across seven local GP Practices from October 1, 2021, until December 31, 2021, for patients moving from one practice to another in this area.
Apart from our own Practice, the other six Practices involved are:
- The Denmead Practice
- Homewell Practice
- Oaks Healthcare, Cowplain
- Park Lane Medical Centre, Havant
- Staunton Surgery, Havant
- The Village Practice, Cowplain
During this time, Bosmere Medical Centre has been given permission to introduce a full list closure due to exceptional circumstances and the pressures we are facing.
South East Hampshire is already facing problems of GP recruitment and retention, and this move is to help us at a time when our GPs are under extreme pressure with much increased workloads and in response to an unusually high number of movements of patients between neighbouring Practices.
This temporary suspension has been approved by our commissioners – the NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) – after 2,319 patients transferred between local Practices in the 13-month period from June 2020 to the end of June 2021.
This large patient movement has caused considerable further pressure on the need for GP appointments (as all new patients are invited for an appointment and medical checks) as well as all the associated administration work, including the transfer of patient files.
During this temporary suspension, we will not be in a position to hold a waiting list of patients wishing to register to help prevent a similar situation arising again.
All local Practices offer patient online services, such as eConsult and KLINIK. If patients are finding it difficult to get an appointment; we would encourage the use of these other services. Practices are also offering a range of appointment times for routine (pre-booked) and same-day appointments, in the evenings and at weekends.
The CCG and all the Practices believe that this temporary suspension is the best way to ensure our continued stability.
We would ask patients to please bear with us at this time and understand that the recent shift in patient numbers means that a practice which, a few months ago, could potentially offer a faster appointment than elsewhere may now not be able to do so.