***IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION REGARDING
Ryhope Health Centre 31.10.2016***
We have had confirmation from Sunderland Primary Care Commissioning Committee that the proposal to merge has been successful.
We have a proposed closing date of 31st December but are awaiting confirmation from NHS Property Services regarding this and we will of course update you as soon as we receive this feedback.
We hope you will continue as a registered patient with our GP’s and practice staff however, if you wish, you can to register with another practice of your choice.
We thank you for your continued patience, support and understanding.
Dr Khalidi & Staff
Dr Malik our GP Partner has left the practice and moved onto pastures new. We wish her well in her future endeavours.
We are trying to recruit another GP as you are all aware have been trying since October 2015. Until this time we have “locked in” 3 long term locums:
Dr Imran Ansari who some of our patients may remember from 2012 where he was assigned to the practice as part of his GP training.
Dr Hesham Koriem has agreed to cover daily sessions Monday to Friday for the foreseeable future from October. He has his own practice in Castletown and provides cover for Out of Hours also.
Dr Finley Maclean will joins us in November will be covering 4 sessions per week for the foreseeable future.
We are currently in talks with a female GP to cover long term sessions also and will let you all know very soon.
We hope to recruit soon however we hope that regular faces will provide some continuity for us all in the meantime.