Closure of Practice
Church Lane Medical Centre, and its branch surgery Bromford Medical Centre, will close to patients in September 2016.
The practice was rated as inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2015. Significant support was provided to the practice by a number of organisations, including NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group, to improve the quality of care provided to patients.
In May 2016, one of the practice’s partners dissolved the partnership, which ended the CCG’s contract with the practice to provide medical services to patients. Emergency arrangements were put in place and another organisation is currently providing high-quality medical services to registered patients; however this is only ever a short-term solution.
In considering long-term options for the practice, the CCG has decided the safest option for patient care is to close the practice, with all patients transferred to surrounding practices through a carefully managed process.
The CCG is currently talking to the practice’s patients across the two sites, including holding meetings with them, and ensuring they are able to register with an alternative local medical practice. All registered patients have received a letter to their home address advising them about the next steps.
If you are having difficulty In registering at another practice please contact 0121 255 0510 and the team will be able to assist you.
We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause and would like to reassure patients that no one will be left without a GP practice, as a result of these changes.
(Site updated 13/09/2016)