Solihull GP Alliance

The NHS is ever changing and more so recently as it faces increasing pressures on its resources.  There is a project currently being worked on known as the Sustainability and Transformation Plan.  These are local plans that aim to improve health and care.  Produced collaboratively by local NHS organisations and local councils, they set out practical ways for the local NHS to improve NHS services and health outcomes for people in every part of England.  For us in Solihull, it will probably mean working more closely with our colleagues in Birmingham

You can find out more here   

 

There are also pressures on primary care providers, like your local GP surgery to come together into larger groups to help streamline the way in which services are both commissioned and provided.  There are a number of ways this can be done, the main two being surgeries merging together to make one new large practice, or agreeing to work together in an alliance.  This second option means that GP Practices keep its own staff and responsibilities for its patients, but that where appropriate and to the benefit of patients, it can work with like minded practices to deliver services either more efficiently, or new services that would be either difficult or not effective for individual surgeries to offer.

 

The following practices in Solihull have chosen the second option

 

St Margaret’s Medical Practice

Bernays and Whitehouse Medical Partnership

Richmond Road Surgery

Hobs Moat Medical Practice

Haslucks Green Medical Centre

The Jacey Practice

Dorridge Surgery

Hampton Surgery

The Arden Medical Centre

Balsall Common Health Centre

Grafton Road Surgery

Monkspath Surgery

Over the coming months, we will give you more information about what ideas and services we might be able to provide for all our patients.

 

The new collaboration has been called Solihull GP Alliance and it is hoped that very shortly it will have its own website and social media feeds.  If you have any queries, questions, or comments or even ideas, please contact the Practice Manger.