Recently local Councillors and I have been getting many reports from local constituents concerned about what is happening at West Speke Health Centre. I arranged a meeting with the CCG to seek reassurances that any problems are investigated and addressed as soon as possible.
I have heard that locum GPs and the nurse practitioner have left, that the surgery didn’t open after one of the shooting incidents and that local people were told they couldn’t get their vital prescriptions because the printer had broken down. This level of service is totally unacceptable.
I have some reassurances that the new 3 year contract will see the surgery being run by a not for profit company consisting of Liverpool GP practices and should be an improvement on SSP. They are currently recruiting for clinical staff including GPS and nurse practitioners.
I am waiting for further details about what improvements have been made during the interim arrangement over the last years and will share these with you when I receive them. Meanwhile, please keep local Councillors and I in touch with your experiences so that we can keep an eye on developments.