Three practices in Sunderland have applied to merge into one practice to ensure their future sustainability to deliver high quality and safe primary health care to their patients. All three practices are based in Victoria Road Health Centre in Washington: Victoria Medical Practice, Dr Thomas, and Dr Bhatt and Dr Benn.

All patients over the age of 18 have been contacted to take part in a survey. In addition, two information sessions have taken place.

Please find letters sent out to patients below:

Victoria-Road-Health-Centre—GP-merger-report-Jan-2018

Easy Read Merger letter Dr Bhat and Dr Benn 2

Easy Read Merger letter Dr Thomas 2

Easy Read Merger letter Victoria Practice 2

GP Merger Information Sheet 3

On 22 February 2018, a decision was made at the Sunderland CCG Primary Care Commissioning Committee to merge all three GP practices. The three practices merged on 2 April 2018 into one practice, and will be New Washington Medical Group