Update on the future of Christmas Maltings Surgery, Camps Road

Suffolk GP Federation intends to keep the Christmas Maltings Surgery in Camps Road open. We had previously thought that we may have to leave the building.

Jules Styles, Director of Primary Care for Suffolk GP Federation, which took on the management of Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice in April last year, said:

“If negotiations with the landlord are successful then it is our intention to keep the Christmas Maltings Surgery at Camps Road open. However, we want to be transparent and honest with our patients so they can understand the serious pressure that Christmas Maltings and Clements Practice is under.

“There is still a shortage of GPs at the practice and recruiting new clinicians remains a significant challenge. As a result, we will not be able to offer GP appointments at Camps Road. Instead, patients will have access to nurse led services and community clinics for long term conditions and physiotherapy. We also hope to provide a venue for services delivered by local hospitals.”

Ms Styles said they were also working hard to resolve issues around contacting the practice, which includes the installation of a new telephone system.