Following the recent sad passing of Dr George Ahad, the single partner of Station Surgery in Leyland, a ‘caretaker’ practice – the Park View Surgery in Preston – was appointed to make sure that patients continue to have access to a GP and other services previously provided
This caretaker practice will maintain delivery of the services for a six month period whilst a longer-term solution is sought. The caretaker period started on the 25th May 2019, and the tentative date for the role to end is the 25th November 2019.
Dr Fiaz Yousaf, one of the partners at Park View Surgery, will be the lead GP at Station Surgery over this time period. The services available from Station Surgery will remain unchanged and continue to run as they have in the past, under Dr Ahad’s stewardship.
Both Park View Surgery, as the caretaker practice, and the local clinical commissioning group (CCG) are now gathering patients’ views on what could happen to Station Surgery and the services provided after the 25th November 2019
There are a number of possibilities, which range from procuring another GP practice to provide care from the existing Station Surgery premises, to dispersing the list of registered patients to other local GP practices and closing the surgery.
You can share your experiences of Station Surgery via this short questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/stationsurgery
Or, alternatively, you can obtain and complete a hard copy of this questionnaire from the reception area of the surgery.
If you're unsure of any other information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.
The CCG will listen to and consider all feedback before any final decision is made by the Primary Care Commissioning Committee – a group of local GPs, other clinicians, appointed lay members and CCG executives – who based upon their expertise and experience, assess and agree any proposals for local primary care services.