We are aware of recent reports in the local press and on social media regarding the local Health Authorities (ICB's) decision to end the contract with the current provider with effect from the end of March 2024. This relates only to the surgery located next to the leisure centre and does not relate to Darwin Medical Practice. We anticipate that patients will be concerned about the impact of the decision made by the ICB and their ability to access services in Burntwood. We remain fully committed to providing the best service possible and monitor our patient numbers closely so we can match our staffing levels to demand and will aim to adjust those to ensure a good service to all our current and any new patients.
The ICB decision to disperse the practice list of patients does not come into effect for another year so we have time to adjust to and understand the impact of the decision. We will work closely with all parties involved to ensure patients receive the care they need.