Hove doctors will continue to look after most former Goodwood Court patients

Posted On 17 Dec 2015 at 6:40 pm

A doctors’ surgery in Hove has agreed to continue to look after most patients who were previously on the list at Goodwood Court.

The Charter Medical Centre took on many Goodwood Court patients when the practice was shut down by a watchdog – the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – in June.

NHS England said today (Thursday 17 December): “NHS England swiftly put in place arrangements with Charter Medical Centre to ensure immediate ongoing care for patients who had been registered at the former Goodwood Court GP practice, which closed in June following action by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to protect patient safety.

“These interim arrangements are due to end on 31 March 2016 and our priority is to guarantee that all affected patients have continued longer-term access to local GP services after this date.

“Following a process of engagement with patients and the local community, Charter Medical Centre has confirmed that they can continue to care for the majority of former Goodwood Court patients after 31 March 2016.

“The remaining patients who live outside the practice’s boundary will be supported to register at other local GP practices who collectively have sufficient capacity to welcome them as new patients.”

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