The Phoenix Surgery in Cirencester and Romney House Surgery in Tetbury have today announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement which will make GP care and their services more resilient and sustainable going forward.

Dr Rohit Sethi from The Phoenix Surgery will take on the role as the new senior partner. Dr Sethi has 28 years’ experience in general practice.

Dr Sethi said:

“It is our intention to create a strong, well supported Practice that will serve patients in Tetbury, Cirencester and the surrounding areas with high quality care.

By coming together, we will build on the strengths of both practices and by working in partnership we believe we can further improve access to, and availability of, services.

We believe strongly in continuity of care and timely access to the right healthcare professional and patients will be able to access services in the same way as they do now.

The new Practice will continue to run from the current surgery buildings, so we do not expect patients to have to travel further.”

Partner at Romney House Surgery, Dr Nicola Swanborough said:

“This agreement is good news for our patients as it will provide greater resilience within the surgery here and greater GP cover for appointments.

It also offers a great opportunity for members of the practice teams to share, learn and develop their skills together. We are confident that our patients will benefit from the additional support and experience of the combined team.”

There are also exciting developments in the pipeline with priority having previously been agreed by NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group for new premises for Romney House Surgery. The CCG will actively work with the partners to make this a reality.