Future secure for primary care (GP surgery) services in Berkeley  


NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed the award of a contract to a well-established Cotswolds GP Practice (Culverhay Surgery) to provide primary care services in Berkeley from next year.


The positive development means that services currently available at the Marybrook Medical Centre in the town are secure for the long term.


Culverhay Surgery is a practice based in Wotton under Edge with a strong commitment to community and a reputation for service innovation and providing high quality patient care.


Director of Primary Care at NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Helen Goodey said:


“Given the nature of current services, local geography and the needs of the population, this has been a top priority for the CCG.


The award is the culmination of a lot of hard work and will safeguard the long term future of GP surgery services in Berkeley for the benefit of local residents, including those from the surrounding areas.


We would like to express our gratitude to Church Street Medical Practice for stepping forward in autumn 2018 and providing services on an interim basis after the previous partnership at the Centre came to an end.


This move supported continuity of service, provided stability for patients and the existing Marybrook practice team and has helped pave the way for this longer term solution.


We are confident that with their substantial experience in general practice, professionalism and dedication to patient care, the team at Culverhay Surgery will provide great leadership and work extremely well with current members of the Marybrook practice team.”


The contract will take effect by 1 April 2020 and all parties will be working hard to ensure that the services and care patients receive are not affected by the change next year.


Senior Partner at Culverhay Surgery, Dr Richard Probert said:


“We are absolutely delighted with the news and are confident that we can work as a single practice team with the existing Marybrook staff to offer a great service to local residents.


It’s a fantastic area of the county. We look forward to having a permanent surgery presence there and immersing ourselves into the local community.”


Discussions are also underway regarding the long term use of the Marybrook premises for provision of GP surgery services with a commitment to provide services from accommodation in Berkeley into the future.




NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the local body responsible for ensuring local people have access to high quality primary (GP surgery) care.


The award of the contract followed a local procurement and thorough evaluation process. It looked at key areas such as services and quality of care, patient involvement and experience and Information Management and Technology.