Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group are inviting former patients and stakeholders who represent the local community to attend a series of engagement events in October, which will discuss the future of the Victoria Park Medical Centre site as well as individuals’ experiences of accessing GP services since the centre closed.
In August 2021, the very difficult decision to close Victoria Park Medical Centre was made due to safety concerns. This was following a reduction in services and ongoing clinical staffing shortages at the centre. While every effort was made to find a solution to allow the practice to continue to provide safe patient services at the practice, it was not possible to find a resolution which would meet the needs of the patients or the practice.
Patients have now been re-registered with other local practices in the area, but the CCG would like the opportunity to discuss the current and future healthcare needs of the community and to understand what additional local health services might be needed with former patients and the local community.
Three drop-in engagement events will be held at Victoria Park Community Centre, Victoria Park Dr, Bridgwater TA6 7AS on the following days and times:
- Monday 11 October from 5.30pm – 8pm
- Tuesday 12 October from 10am – 12pm
- Wednesday 13 October from 1.30pm – 4pm
For those unable to attend a session, there will be an opportunity to feedback online, and the questionnaire can be found here: https://response.questback.com/nhssomersetccg/plwqtnyelw. If anyone wishes to discuss other ways of taking part in the engagement please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 0800 0851 067.