Press Release, Argyle Medical Group
Argyle Medical Group has submitted an application to Hywel Dda Local Health Board to close the Branch Surgery at St. Clements Neyland. The reason for this application is to consolidate & maintain patient care services at a time of reduced GP numbers at the practice. Despite concerted attempts at GP recruitment over recent years the practice has been unsuccessful. The practice has been successful in recruiting a further Nurse & Pharmacy practitioner & is continuing to try to recruit further such practitioners. The practice plans to increase its capacity to deal with urgent medical problems by offering increased clinical practitioner appointments. These practitioners will be backed up by a GP to provide immediate advice as needed. It is planned this service will be provided from Argyle Surgery, Pembroke Dock alone.
Argyle Medical Group will continue to provide the full range General Medical Services to its registered patients in Neyland & the surrounding area. In order to facilitate the enhanced same-day service at Argyle Surgery it is proposed that appointments at St. Oswalds Surgery, Pembroke will change from a same day to a pre-booked appointment system.
The practice consider this action to be the only option to enable a safe level of clinical care to be offered to all its registered patients at a time when recruitment & retention of clinical staff is extremely challenging.