Proposed Merger Consultation
Eaton Socon Health Centre and Cedar House Surgery are starting a formal consultation about the possibility of merging our patient lists to create one practice.
The merged practice would continue to operate from the existing Eaton Socon Health Centre sites, Cedar House Surgery, and Dumbelton Medical Centre.
The reasons why we would like to merge our patient lists are as follows: In January 2018, our Practices became part of Lakeside Healthcare. Lakeside Healthcare also operates surgeries in Corby, Kettering, Stamford, Rushden, Yaxley and Oundle and together we cover a combined population of just over 170,000 patients. Since January we have been working closely together and identifying ways to deliver new and innovative services for our 25,000 patients in St. Neots.
While our patient lists remain separate, our St. Neots patients are unable to take advantage of the wider range of services that we could offer within the town or the wider range of clinicians available at each of our St Neots sites.
The aims of our merger are therefore to:-
Click here for FAQs and Answers on the formal consultation and proposed merger.
Next Steps – we would like to hear your views
We have written to every household with patients currently registered with Cedar House Surgery and Eaton Socon Health Centre to ask their views by completing a short survey. Your feedback in this survey will be used to help us make a decision and to ensure that we provide a service that meets your needs.
“We really would encourage all of our patients to let us know their views on the proposed merger of our practices. The merger would see a number of advantages for our patients including access to a wider range of healthcare professionals, and may include extended opening hours and care closer to home. This is an exciting time for the development of healthcare in the St Neots area and this merger would allow us to develop the already high quality care that we provide for our patients.”
Dr Robin Baxter, Partner at Cedar House Surgery, St Neots
Several Inforation events took place in August, thank you to everyone who was able to attend. Please click here to view the presentation that was given at the events.
There are several ways you can provide your feedback:-
Please click here to complete the online survey
The closing date for feedback is 30th September and we look forward to hearing your views.