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First practice mergers approved in Isle of Wight

Friday 14th June 2019

NHS Isle of Wight CCG has approved the first GP practice mergers on the island.
 
Carisbrooke Medical Centre and the Dower House Surgery, in Newport, will merge from 1 October, while Ventnor Medical Centre and Grove House Surgery, in Ventnor, will become one organisation from 1 April 2020.
 
Although practice mergers are not uncommon on the mainland –...

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