Patients informed about changes at The New Surgery, Tring

NHS England and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group have written to patients of The New Surgery, Tring, to inform them that there are going to be some changes at their surgery following the retirement of their GP.

After 29 years at the practice, Dr Hall-Jones has given notice on his contract effective from 31 January 2016 because he is retiring.

NHS England and NHS Herts Valley CCG, which jointly commission GP services in the area, have reassured patients that they will be able to access services at the surgery as normal after this date as the surgery will remain open with existing staff and a ‘caretaker’ provider of GP services.

The ‘caretaker’ provider of services will be appointed by NHS England and Herts Valleys CCG. They expect these arrangements will be in place for a number of months and, during that time, will be making contact with patients so that they can help the NHS organisations make plans about what will happen with GP services in the area in the longer term.

Nicola Bell, Accountable Officer for NHS Herts Valleys CCG, said: “Patients of The New Surgery do not need to do anything differently for now, because the surgery remains open and they still have access to a GP there. Any patient who would like to consider registering with an alternative practice in the area can find information on local GP practices and the services they offer at”

Dominic Cox, locality director for NHS England in Hertfordshire, added: “We are sure patients of Dr Hall-Jones would like to join us in thanking him for his services to the people of Tring and the surrounding villages for the past 29 years and wish him well for the future.”