Following reports about proposals for a Primary Care Hub for the Wycombe area, Dr Raj Bajwa, Clinical Chair of Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group has issued this statement:
“We would like to reassure residents there are no plans to close any GP practices in Wycombe.
“Currently, we are working with a GP Practice that wishes to move onto the Wycombe site; this offers opportunities for Clinicians across the Minor Injury and Illness Unit, Hospital services and the GP practice to work even closer together for the benefit of our local population. We refer to this type of co-location of services as a ‘hub’.
“Clearly, once any decision is made, the practice would liaise with patients accordingly to keep them informed of any developments.
“Across the CCG we have high quality GP services delivered from small, medium and large practices; we see the benefits of supporting all such styles and sizes because it enables patients to choose their preferred service.”