As some of you will know, We have now clocked up over 60 years together here at Brailsford, looking after our 6,000 patients, and now feel that the time is right to begin to consider the future of the practice.
We have both loved our time here. Much as we might want to, we cannot go on forever. We are however fortunate, in that there is no rush, and we have decided to begin the process of looking for the best solution to take the practice forward. Rest assured that we will do everything we can to find the right people to ensure the next phase of general practice at Brailsford and Hulland.
Over the next few weeks, there will be an advertisement in the medical press, inviting interest in partnerships. It will be deliberately vague, to ensure that we cast the net as widely as possible in finding our successors. Meantime our top priority does, of course, remain the ongoing care of our patients.
Dr Brenda Bates Dr John Wedgwood
Thursday 22nd February the Dispensary will be closed from 1.00pm – 3.30pm for staff training.
Wednesday 14th March the Practice will be closed for staff training from 12.30pm.
We will re-open on Thursday 15th March as normal.
The phone system upgrade at Brailsford & Hulland is now complete. Please note if you do receive an engaged tone it is due to high call volumes. We are looking at a solution for this and will keep you updated.
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