Community urged to have say on Riversdale Surgery
Thursday 13 February 2020
NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Primary Care Commissioning Committee met yesterday (12 February) in public to discuss the proposed relocation of Riversdale Surgery in Wylam to their branch site in the Oakland’s Health Centre in Prudhoe.
The practice submitted a formal application to the Committee who heard the details of the proposal. The move would allow the practice to operate from a modern, fit for purpose primary care centre and enable clinical and community services to run from one central location.
As part of their application to relocate, the practice also shared with the Committee the feedback from their patient and public engagement which raised concerns over the withdrawal of services in Wylam, difficulties with transport and accessibility.
The CCG noted these concerns and has agreed to undertake further engagement to hear the views of the local community and assess the impact of the proposed relocation.Three drop in sessions have been arranged as follows:
- Wednesday 19 February, 3 – 5pm at St Oswin’s Church Hall, Wylam
- Monday 24 February, 1 – 3pm at St Oswin’s Church Hall, Wylam
- Thursday 27 February, 5 – 7pm at Wylam Library
Further information on the next steps will be provided as soon as they are available.