Peterborough GP practices could merge in new plan

GP practices could merge under new proposals which will shape future healthcare in Peterborough.

Health chiefs want to see practices turned into ‘federations’ with GPs working across city surgeries.

The lead practitioner behind the proposals, Dr Alex Gimson, said all practices should remain open after merging, but he admitted the final decision will be for GPs who run the practices.

The proposals, which will be discussed with GPs before being implemented at a later date, were revealed in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) which aims to tackle an expected £500 million deficit over the next four years.

Other proposals include more staff at Peterborough City Hospital to tackle cardiovascular disease after Dr Gimson admitted that Peterborough needed more resources.

Full Article on Peterborough Telegraph 23 November 2016