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Andrea Lambrou

East Kilbride GP surgeries announce 'more effective' merger

Two East Kilbride GPs practices have announced a merger to supply primary care services to patients on a "bigger scale".

The partners of Huntergreen Medical Practice and Calderglen Medical Practice will be working together as a single GP surgery called Caldergreen Medical Practice.

George Hay, business manager at Huntergreen Medical Practice, told Lanarkshire Live the plans are "exciting" for staff and patients.

He said: "From April 3, 2023, the partners of Huntergreen Medical Practice and Calderglen medical Practice are delighted to announce that they will be working together as a single GP Practice called Caldergreen Medical Practice continuing to supply NHS Primary Care services to the patients of East Kilbride - only on a bigger scale.

"This is very exciting news for all patients and staff as it ensures sustainability and continuity of NHS Primary Care service provision in our town, as well as terrific opportunities for future growth.

"Over the months since the GPs decided to merge, there has been a great deal of behind the scenes activity. We have reviewed processes, policies, operating procedures, and many more things."

April 3 will be the first day of service provision and joint-working for the new organisation based in Hunter Community Health Centre on Andrew Street.

George added: "One of the key things that it is important for us to stress to you, our patients, is that this joining-up of practices is an opportunity to build something bigger, better and more effective for the people we see, treat and serve.

"It is a hugely positive move for us all and puts us all in a very strong position for the years to come to continue to offer high-quality Primary Care services in East Kilbride.

"We would like to reassure patients that you will still be able to access services, staff and clinics in Hunter community health centre."

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