The Willow Group was formed in April 2017 from a group of four long established Gosport GP practices that now work together as one organisation.
The group consists of Brune, Forton, Stoke Road and Waterside Medical Centres. Working as one organisation has improved resilience to the capacity challenges we’re continuing to experience, and not only improve access to care for our residents, but also the range of care we can deliver. We have also been in partnership with Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust since 2016.
Our practices had already been working together for some time and have created new services such as Same Day Access Service at Gosport War Memorial Hospital, child health clinics, sexual health services and the Surgery Signposting service. Creating the Willow Group has given us the opportunity to build on this. GP recruitment continues to be an issue, but we strongly believe we are adapting our care and clinics, ensuring you see the right healthcare professional.
Our next focus is creating and developing our Long Term Condition hubs. You can find our more about these here: http://www.betterlocalcare.org.uk/about/what-are-we-doing/extended-primary-care-teams/ [external link].