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Planned merger of The Woodlands Practice and Chislehurst Medical Practice Posted on 16 May 2022

11th May 2022 

Planned merger of the Woodlands Practice and Chislehurst Medical Practice 

The Woodlands and Chislehurst Medical practices are planning to formally merge on 1 July 2022. 

Our two practices have been working closely together for some years, and a merger will further strengthen our partnership and enable us to provide you with more services from a wider range of experienced clinicians. 

The merger will also provide more security for our practices, enable us to thrive and become more sustainable and resilient so we can continue to provide high quality care for our patients in the heart of Chislehurst. In the short to medium-term we will continue to operate from our current sites, but longer term we would like to relocate to a new, single, purpose-built Health Centre in Chislehurst. 

The merger will unify our practices, but to start you will notice little difference. Over the longer term the merger will help us to: 

· Attract high calibre staff who want to work in a larger practice which offers a much broader range of services.

· With more staff we can offer more appointments; so, you get the care you need, when you need it.

· Offer you more flexibility so you can access services at either of our two sites in the future.

· Provide more services such as tests, diagnostics, vaccinations, and proactive care for those with long-term conditions.

· Provide more training and development opportunities for our staff and have a greater mix of different skills in the practice team.

· Provide patients with more support when it is needed from other local health services, such as community nurses.

· Support our patients to improve their health, wellbeing, management of long-term conditions and social welfare by connecting them to community and voluntary support services available in the local area. 

The proposed merger will be subject to a regulatory process, and we are very keen to get your views. 

We are excited about the future for health care in Chislehurst and we would like to hear from any of you who might have questions. We have arranged a community event on Tuesday 17th May 2022 between 2-6pm where we will answer your questions and provide more information. This will be held at The Old Chapel, 3 Queens Passage, Chislehurst BR7 5AP. For more information, please click on the link: Planned merger of The Woodlands Practice and Chislehurst Medical Practice

If you are unable to attend this event, we would like to ask you to share your views by answering a short survey https://forms.gle/ZLwototQqSBfyzSH6 

Many thanks

Dr Michael Choong                                                                   Dr Andrew Parson

Senior Partner                                                                            Senior Partner

The Woodlands Practice                                                            Chislehurst Medical Practice

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