The Gillies and Overbridge Medical Partnership, Brighton Hill, which is run by the Acorn Health Partnership following the merger of three GP surgeries, has been inspected by the Quality Care Commission who have issued it with a ‘requires improvement’ rating. During the visit, inspectors found the patient safety was being put at risk.
At the time of the merger resident told me how they were were unhappy and had immediately noticed problems getting appointments and confusion over which surgeries to attend. A year on and the situation is even worse. when we are out and about in the ward and in our Councillor Surgeries you tell us that waiting for 5 or 6 weeks for an appointment and even three weeks for a telephone appointment is the becoming the norm.
You usually tell me that getting through on the phone is a “nightmare”
Your Labour Councillors are working hard to put the Care Commissioning Group under pressure to improve the performance of GP’s in Basingstoke. At the moment they don’t even monitor waiting times for appointments or getting through on the phone.
There is now a special task group looking at the situation to see what might be done. You can my speech in the Council Chamber here https://brightonhill.online/bhtv/
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Councillor Kim Taylor
Councillor Brighton Hill
This winter I reported the mayhem over the flu jab. Patients were waiting in queues even the frail , elderly and disabled only to be turned away due to lack of supplies. We asked why are you texting people to come for a flue jab if you don’t have the stock?
The public consultation will take place from Monday 3 September to Monday 1 October
From 3 September, search for ‘Brighton Hill Roundabout’ at www.hants.gov.uk/transportschemes for
details and to fill in the online questionnaire.
Come along and meet your Labour Brighton Hill Councillors at their monthly residents surgery at Brighton Hill Community School. We will be there between 10 and 12am.
Got something you would like to get off your mind or would like to chat about the Brighton Hill Roundabout proposals – why not just pop in.
Hampshire County Council Proposals are for the Brighton Hill roundabout to be widened to 4 lanes.
There will be no entry onto the roundabout from Western Way and traffic lights on all 5 remaining entries, underpasses to be retained, and new crossings with the traffic lights.
A public consultation is going live on Sept 3rd and will run until October 1st.
The preferred scheme will then be agreed in November, with a submission for funding in December with a view to securing the provisional £18.6m set aside to cover the scheme and initial work on other improvements further down the A30 towards Kempshott, Hatch Warren and the M3. Work is expected to start in 2020.
I will publish more details once the consultation is live.