Important information on Ponteland Road Health Centre
Following an update in July about the GP practice based at Ponteland Road Health Centre, we wanted to provide you with further information on the future of the practice.
Earlier this year, we launched a public consultation giving patients the opportunity to have their say on how services are provided by the practice.
The possible options for the practice were identified as:
Option 1: Keep the GP practice
This means we would conduct an exercise to secure a provider to deliver a service for the patients currently registered at Ponteland Road Health Centre. All patients would automatically transfer to the provider of the new contract, or patients could choose to register with an alternative practice.
Option 2: Close the GP practice
This means that the GP practice located at Ponteland Road Health Centre would close. Patients would be given advice about registering at another GP surgery in the local area. This option would not affect the walk-in centre located at the health centre.
A copy of the full consultation report can be downloaded from
The results of the consultation have informed our plans for the future of the practice, and at a meeting held in public on 31 October 2017, the NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee announced its decision to keep the GP practice (option one).
We will now conduct an exercise to secure a provider to deliver GP services from 01 April 2018.
Patients will automatically transfer to the provider of the new contract and can continue to be seen at the health centre. Patients who are unhappy with the decision may choose to register with an alternative local practice.
For more information
Please contact Helen Fox, senior communications manager on 0191 217 2670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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