Plans for Littlehampton and Rustington GP practices to merge

Monday 25th February, 2019

The CCG has been informed by three GP practices in Littlehampton and Rustington of their plans to merge.

Fitzalan Medical Group is planning to join forces with Westcourt Medical Centre and The Park Surgery to form a new 40,000 patient practice.

This merger will give stability and strength through increased resilience offered by the increased size of the new practice, as well as allowing the practices to integrate more with other allied health services such as community nursing.  

The practices say it will also allow their teams to tap into new resources coming into general practice for new staff such as pharmacists and physiotherapists.

Dr Kimber from The Park Surgery has said that the merger would see “increased resilience in general practice locally, and even more seamless care, in a venture that will see the practices sharing their strengths, and learning from each other.”

He continued: "The practices will combine forces to provide enhanced care in the community with a shared visiting team, and a strengthening of our ‘same-day-service’, operating from all (three) sites.”

We will continue to update as their plans progress and come to the CCG for consideration.