Local examples of practice mergers

Beacon Medical Group, Devon

Beacon Medical Group is a partnership of three practices in Devon providing services to approximately 33,000 patients.  The group has been innovative in developing additional services such as dermatology and musculoskeletal clinics. These have resulted in 80% fewer patients needing a referral to secondary care. Lead GP, Dr Jonathan Cope, was chosen as GP of the Year by Pulse Magazine.

Pioneer Medical Group, Bristol

Bradgate Surgery, Avonmouth Medical Practice and Ridingleaze Medical Practice in Bristol have merged to form Pioneer Medical Group. The group has already won two South West Primary Care Innovation Awards for ‘merger of the year’ and ‘best use of technology’. Read their award entry to find out more.

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Three Swans Surgery is proposing to merge with Endless Street Surgery and St Ann Street Surgery in April 2017. The aim is to enable the three surgeries to provide more and improved services from a new, purpose-built primary care centre.

Marlborough and Pewsey, Wiltshire

In Wiltshire, Pewsey Surgery and Marlborough Medical Practice are considering a merger. Partners from both practices have been discussing this as a next step to ensure they can continue to provide the best care and services for patients by working more efficiently and sharing workloads.

Tyntesfield Medical Group, North Somerset

Backwell and Nailsea Medical Group, Nailsea Family Practice and Long Ashton Surgery have merged to become Tyntesfield Medical Group. Their objective was to merge the businesses and management functions whilst maintaining the individuality of each practice.