~ 4 years ago
14 March 2018
The Ivy Medical Group and Apple Tree Medical Practice have now completed Merger.
For many years the Apple Tree Medical Practice and the Ivy Medical Group have had a supportive and positive relationship. In recent years the ever-growing pressures on general practice in the UK have meant that we have been exploring a closer working relationship to overcome these challenges. Our two practices are well aligned geographically and also in terms of ethos and approach to patient care.
We are pleased to announce that on the 1st of March 2018 the Ivy Medical Group and Apple Tree Medical Practice have merged. We believe that together we can ensure the continuity of high quality patient care in Burton Joyce and the surrounding villages.
Now that we have completed our merger we are focused on improvements to our practice so that we can provide a better service to our patients. We plan to work hard at recruiting further GPs to deliver better access for our patients as well as recruitment of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner who will form an important part of our clinical team. The Advanced Nurse Practitioner is a highly trained clinician with postgraduate qualifications in managing patients medical care. Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner will improve access to urgent care on the day for patients who have more urgent medical needs. This will improve the responsiveness of our service for our patients.
The merger has also allowed us to expand our management team with the recruitment of a new Practice Manager across the group and an Assistant Practice Manager.
We aim to bring further improvements to our practice and our service over the next 24 months, made possible with the successful merger of both practices.
We appreciate you may have questions about our plans and we will be updating our patients on a regular basis. We also have a FAQ that may answer some of your questions available in our download section. We would like to thank our patients for the significant support given to the practice through this major reconfiguration for both practices.