Suffolk GP Federation take on management of Kirkley Mill Surgery, Lowestoft

Suffolk GP Federation has taken over the management of Kirkley Mill Surgery in Clifton Road, Lowestoft.

Patients who would like more information about the changes can pick up a newsletter from the surgery reception area, or download one here. There are also updates on the surgery website and Facebook page.

We would also like volunteers to join a new Patient Participation Group (PPG) – allowing people to share ideas for future change.

Jules Styles, Director of Primary Care Services at Suffolk GP Federation, said: “As an organisation we are dedicated to improving services and protecting the long-term sustainability of primary care.

“To help with this we would very much like to hear from patients about the improvements they would like to see and where they think changes can be made.

“The Patient Participation Group is a great way to do this and I would encourage anyone who is interested to get in touch.”

Sadie Parker, Director of Primary Care with NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “We are really pleased that Suffolk GP Federation has agreed to run Kirkley Mill after our caretaker arrangement with East Coast Community Healthcare came to an end on 31 October.

“The Federation has an excellent track record of supporting practices which are facing increasing demand and difficulties recruiting GPs, and bring with them extensive experience of running high quality primary care services for people from across Suffolk.

“We are working closely with them to make sure the transition between providers runs smoothly and that patients do not experience any disruption to the service they receive.

“We would also encourage patients who are registered at the practice and who would like to have a say about its future to join the Patient Participation Group.”

Patients who have any questions regarding the potential changes at Kirkley Mill, or who would like to know more about joining the Patient Participation Group, can contact Jules Styles, Director of Primary Care Services for Suffolk GP Federation, by emailing