Cogges Surgery

cooges-gp-surgeryThe GP partners at Cogges Surgery in Witney have given six months notice to hand back the contract they hold for providing GP services to around 7,700 people in the town and some surrounding villages.

Increasing workload demands and challenges in maintaining high quality services, along with uncertainty faced by smaller practices, have all contributed to a failure to recruit new GP partners to the practice. 

We are keen to find a local solution for patients registered at Cogges in order to keep services running from Cogges Surgery, if possible.  The CCG responded promptly in establishing a 'light touch' procurement process to explore whether we could find a local practice to continue providing services from the Cogges site.  We wrote to all practices in Oxfordshire to ask if there is any interest in running a branch surgery at Cogges and received more than one expression of interest and put together a selection process for these applications.  Patients have been kept informed and a Stakeholder Reference Group was established.

 The GP Partners have now informed OCCG that they have continued their efforts to recruit a new GP partner and have been successful. They have asked OCCG if they could withdraw their notice. The process for finding another provider to continue services at Cogges is well underway and legal advice has been sought.

OCCG wants to act in the best of interest of patients and although the practice have no legal right to withdraw their notice, OCCG have asked them to complete the same process as the other potential providers. You can read the letter sent to all stakeholders here

Information and regular updates on next steps for the practice, including opportunities to have your say around the possible options for the future of primary care services in Witney, will be posted regularly on this page via the links below:

 

You can also share your views by emailing us at cscsu.talkinghealth@nhs.net 

 

THE TIMELINE BELOW IS NOT THE TIMELINE FOR COGGES.  TO SEE THE TIMELINE FOR COGGES SURGERY CLICK HERE.

 

Timeline

  • Opened
    25 Jul 2018 at 09:00
  • Closes
    30 Dec 2019 at 23:59
  • Response Published

Details

Topic GP services
Which locality (local area in Oxfordshire) is this for: West Oxfordshire
Target Audience All residents, Children, Young people, Families and parents, Older people, Carers, GPs, Staff, People with a disability, People with mental health issues, Councillors, Businesses, Public sector organisations, Charities, Community groups