Dr Pearl Chin, of Westbourne Grove Medical Centre, sadly passed away earlier in the year.
At the time the NHS put in place temporary arrangements to make sure patient care continues.
We have been asking patients at the practice for their views on the following options for GP and primary care services going forward.
The available options to be considered are:
- Option 1 - For patients to register with an alternative existing GP practice of their choice;
- Option 2 - For NHS North West London to procure a new provider for the continuation of GP services.
In reviewing these options, the following will be taken into account:
- the current patient list size;
- availability of current premises;
- the capacity and capability of the other practices in the area;
- patient access and choice;
- the financial and practical viability of each option.
Engaging with patients
On 18 October 2022, we held an online meeting where we updated patients and answered questions. Please see presentation. This was followed by a drop-in session on the 20 October 2022 at the Museum of Brands, 111 – 117 Lancaster Road, W11 1QT. Patients were also to submit their comments via an online survey.
You do not need to re-register with another GP practice at this stage. However, you can choose to register with another practice in the area at any point, provided you live within their practice boundary.
To register with a new GP practice, you should contact the surgery or practice to ask them to register you. The process is simple and all of your medical records will automatically transfer to your new practice. You can find a surgery near you using the NHS services directory at https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-gp . This website also gives information about practices, for instance opening hours or patient satisfaction survey results.
We understand how important your GP services are to you and we will ensure that whatever option is chosen that you will have access to local GP services.
If you have any concerns you would like to raise with NHS North West London please contact us on Tel: 020 7150 8300 or via Email: email@example.com.
We will write to you again to advise you of next steps once a decision has been confirmed about GP services for patients of Westbourne Grove Medical Centre.