Merger with Horsefair Surgery
Banbury Cross Health Centre will soon merge with Horsefair Surgery. The new merged practice will be called Banbury Cross Health Centre. We made a decision in discussion with the CCG to bring this forward slightly as we believe the merger will make us stronger and more able to cope with the pressures of delivering services during the pandemic.
Both Practices are run by Principal Medical Limited (PML), a not-for-profit organisation owned by local GPs. In addition to running these two practices, PML also provide other services to support primary care. These include a home visiting service, Hospital at Home and ‘GP Hub’ appointments in the evenings and weekends.
The pressures on primary care have been increasing for a number of years and we believe that by bringing together our services into a single practice under the management of PML we will be able to offer a better, more sustainable service for all patients. For example, larger practices can provide improved access to a range of specialists in the practice such as pharmacists, physiotherapists, mental health nurses and advanced nurse practitioners.
The staff you see on a day-to-day basis will remain the same and any changes to services will be gradual as the current restrictions imposed in response to the pandemic are lifted. Services will continue to be run across both the 1st and 2nd floors of South Bar House. There will be a single telephone number for all patients to contact the practice (01295 256261). The same range of services will be available and we will be able to offer new services as these are developed.
We would like to thank all our patients for their support and understanding during these challenging times.
Published: May 6, 2020