The residents of Broadstairs & St. Peter's are naturally concerned over the future of this Broadstairs Practice.
However, NHS Thanet CCG and NHS England have both affirmed a strong commitment to a practitioner service at the Broadway.
At a Broadway Practice PPG meeting last night, patients were informed about the process for the change to the service provider.
Stephen England, Head of Primary Care, Kent & Medway, NHS England said, “The result seems to be clear – residents would like to see a continuation of a General Practitioner at The Broadway Practice. We will now aim to work with the community to identify how we can improve on the general services offered, with the aim of bringing a new practitioner in by March 2015.”
Working in partnership with the community, Thanet CCG are hoping that the new practice could provide multiple benefits to the area.
Dr Tony Martin, Head of Thanet CCG, said, “By analysing the feedback from the community, the new service provider will be requested to respond to local demand and offer a higher level of service”
Mayor of Broadstairs & St. Peter's, Rosalind Binks said, “There have been serious concerns about the potential loss of this practice, but I feel reassured that NHS England is now very aware of the acute demand. A new, improved practice at the Broadway will bring considerable benefit to the community.”
Thanet CCG was established in 2013 and manages all primary and secondary health care in the Thanet area.
Details of a further meeting will be announced throughout the summer.