Patients of Summerfield Family Practice and other stakeholders were asked for their views on a proposal to close the Cheddar Road Surgery branch site, which sees around four patients per week. A three-week engagement period was held from 12 November until 30 November 2018.
GPs and practice staff travel daily between the main practice which is based at Summerfield Primary Care Centre, Winson Green Road, Winson Green, Birmingham, B18 7AL, and Cheddar Road Surgery, 55 Cheddar Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9LJ – a distance of around 3.8 miles.
With the majority of its 1,700 patients choosing to book their appointments at the main Summerfield Family Practice, along with the significant investment needed to improve facilities for patients at the branch site which is based inside a terraced house, the practice held a three-week engagement period to discuss proposals for the future. This included a survey (available online and in paper format) as well as two drop-in sessions at the practice.
There are seven alternative practices within one mile of Cheddar Road Surgery, with capacity for a small dispersal of patients.
You can read the engagement report here.
NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG's Primary Care Commissioning Committee approved the request for the closure of Cheddar Road Surgery. You can read more here.