Shoebury GP Practices merge to deliver benefits for patients

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Two Shoebury GP practices are pooling their skills and knowledge to deliver greater benefits for patients.

Upon merging, GPs, nurses and other practice staff will be able to pool their skills and knowledge to enable them to deliver a wider range of high quality care for all patients.

Dr Marasco, Nurse Practitioner Dawn Sargent, management, and reception staff, will join GPs and staff at North Shoebury Surgery to form a new larger GP practice. 

The two practices will become a single provider delivering services from a single site at North Shoebury at North Shoebury Surgery, 1 Frobisher Way, Shoeburyness, Essex, SS3 8UT.

This is a purpose built medical facility for patients and can be accessed near the rear entrance of ASDA.

This will mean that as of 4.00pm on Tuesday, 9 July GP services will no longer be delivered from the premises below as Dr Marasco had practices based at two separate locations:

  • 101 West Road, Shoeburyness and;
  • 1 Watkins Way, Shoeburyness.

The benefits of the merger will include:

GPs, nurses and other practice staff will be able to pool their skills and knowledge to enable them to deliver a wider range of high quality care for all patients. 

This has already started to happen as part of existing investment that sees GP practices working together within a defined geography;

Both practices will be in better position to provide sufficient GPs and nurses to meet increasing patient demand;

Working more collaboratively will free up staff to focus on making service improvements and to respond to new initiatives;

North Shoebury Surgery is easily accessible and is on at least four bus routes (1, 7, 8 and 9);

There is better access for disabled people;

North Shoebury Surgery is one of two Southend GP practices offering  Weekend/Evening/Bank Holiday GP and Nurse appointments to all Southend residents, and a number of other community and voluntary services run out of a community facility next door, supporting the joint locality strategy.

Dr José Garcia Lobera, local GP and Chair of NHS Southend CCG said:

“This merger will deliver some key benefits for patients at a larger purpose built medical facility. It will help improve our long-term sustainability and resilience at a time of great pressures on the NHS in general and primary care and GP practices in particular. It’s good news for our staff and very good news for our patients who will benefit from these improvements”