Save Inverleith Medical Practice
SAVE INVERLEITH MEDICAL PRACTICE
An Evening News article published in February 2017 informed patients of Inverleith Medical Practice of its imminent closure in June 2017.
The article states that Rob McCulloch-Graham, Joint Director of Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, said: “The GP Partners at Inverleith Medical Practice have informed us that, as a result of personal circumstances, they plan to resign from their contract with NHS Lothian this summer.”
Mr McCulloch-Graham added of Inverleigh: “A range of options for future GP care in the area are being considered and Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS Lothian, will be supporting the practice team to help reassure patients during this period.”
A letter was sent to the 4000 patients of Inverleith Medical Practice stating that " The GP Partners, Dr Peter Stewart & Dr Max Inwood at Inverleith Medical Practice have decided to resign from the practice due to personal circumstances and GP recruitment problems. The practice will close on Friday 30 June 2017. Please be reassured that you will not be left without access to a GP.
Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Lothian and the team at the practice are working together to ensure patients continue to receive safe, effective and timely care at this time.
A range of options for future GP care in the area are being carefully considered and you will be notified once the new arrangements are in place."
The practice covers the following area:
South Groathill and Groathill Avenue, running North to Telford Road and Crewe toll, Crewe Road North to its junction with Boswall Parkway, East to Boswall Parkway, Grierson Road, Wardie Crescent and Granton Road heading North to Granton Square
Broughton Road, heading West to Eyre Place, Henderson Row, Hamilton Place, Raeburn Place, Comely Bank and Craigleith Road to its junction with South Groathill Avenue at Queensferry Road
Newhaven Road running South to the junction with Broughton Road
Lower Granton Road starting at Granton Square and running East along the seafront through Starbank Road to Newhaven Road
This would be a huge loss to our community. Please sign the petition to encourage the NHS Health Board to do their utmost to retain Inverleith Medical Practice and ensure its continuation as a practice.