The Health and Social Care Board can confirm that the Southern Health and Social Care Trust will be taking over the contract for general medical services at Bannview Medical Practice in Portadown with immediate effect until a permanent solution is found.
The Board welcomes this latest development and wishes to reassure each and every patient that the Board will continue to work closely with the Trust and staff at the practice to ensure that safe and high quality clinical GP services continue to be provided at the practice.
The Board would like to assure patients that the locum GPs, currently providing services at the Practice, are highly experienced GPs and the Board and Trust will ensure every effort is made in providing consistency in the continuity of care at this time until regular GPs are recruited.
The Practice has returned to its normal service to all patients registered with the practice and patients are advised to contact the practice in the normal way. The service is no longer running in an emergency only capacity.
The Board will now be writing to all patients to advise them of the new contractor and asks patients to support the Practice and Trust at this time.
The Board would also like to pay tribute and commend the efforts of all staff within the Practice in providing safe services to their patients during this period of transition