Guide to GP closures and mergers for NHS organisations

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Report title 
Guide to GP closures and mergers for NHS organisations
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Kent
Date of publication 
Friday, 15 December, 2017
Type of report 
Guidance
Other
Key themes 
Devolution of services
Information providing
Integration of services
Public involvement
Service closure
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Other information of note about this report 
Guidance
Healthwatch reference number 
HW-208

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
No
If this work has been done in partnership, who is the partner? 
Healthwatch East Sussex, Healthwatch WestSussex, Healthwatch Brighton & Hove, Healthwatch Medway and Healthwatch Surrey
Primary research method used 
User stories
How was the information collected? 
Guidance/Advice

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
GP practice

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
10
Age group 
All
Gender 
All
Ethnicity 
All
Does the information include public's views? 
Yes
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Yes
Does the information include staff's views? 
No
Does the information include other people's views? 
No
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 
Neutral

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Yes
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
No
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Yes
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known
What type of impact was determined? 
Implied Impact
Network related impact

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
 
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
 
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.