Staveley surgery to be split from troubled Chesterfield medical group

Rectory Road surgery in Staveley is set to be split off from a troubled medical group - NHS bosses have revealed.

The announcement came at a second meeting, hosted by Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins at Springwell College, to discuss Holywell Medical Centre.

Surgery protest Stavley.

Surgery protest Stavley.

Around 200 residents turned out to share their stories about the group - which runs The Grange Family Health Centre in Grangewood, Rectory Road in Staveley, Holywell House in Chesterfield, Inkersall Family Health Centre and the Medical Centre in Barrow Hill.

Patients have complained about illnesses being misdiagnosed, problems getting appointments and records not being updated.

Rectory Road was highlighted as a particular concern and an independent investigation recommended the surgery be broken off from the group.

Mr Perkins said: “Things have moved on. Holywell Medical Centre will not continue to run Rectory Road service.”

He added residents would be consulted on the plans and the demerger was expected to take place in June.

Jonathan Rycroft Derbyshire’s head of Primary Care said the surgery would be put under the management of a “high-quality practice” that can attract and retain a good level of GPs.

He added: “A fundamental reason for the significant issues with Holywell Medical Group is that the practice has been unable to recruit and retain enough GPs.”

Mr Rycroft said the demerger would also help the other surgeries as the current GPs would no longer be going to Staveley.

Dr Nadine Kale, senior partner at Holywell Medical Group said: “The partners of HMG welcome the announcement by NHS England that a public consultation will soon commence into the de-merger of the Rectory Road surgery from the group.

“This has been our preferred course of action for some time, but getting to this stage has been a complicated process.

“The de-merger will directly affect approximately 6,000 of our 25,000 patients and will further increase patient choice and improve access to health services in the Staveley area.

“Moving forward we remain committed to improving patient experience are our surgeries. We continue to make progress in putting key measures in place to achieve this - particularly in respect to patients contacting the surgeries and in getting an appointment with a clinician of their choice.”