The Willow Group was formed in April 2017 from a group of four long established Gosport GP practices that began working together as one organisation the year before to create the Same Day Access Service at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
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.
Willow Group is a member of Gosport Primary Care Network (PCN). The PCN works with and strengthening services for all Gosport practices including:
- Structured Medication Reviews
- Enhanced Health in Care Homes
- Anticipatory Care
- Personalised Care
- Supporting Early Cancer Diagnosis
- Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Diagnosis
- Tackling Neighbourhood Inequalities
using First Contact Practitioners for MSK services, Social Prescribers and Health and Wellbeing Coaches, Pharmcists and Pharmacy Technicians, Paramedics, and other health professionals.
Gosport PCN is building on the strong relationships between practices, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, Gosport Borough Council, our local schools, and voluntary services improving our resilience and the care we can all provide.
Hampshire and IOW ICB
As with all GP practices, Willow Group is contracted to provide NHS services by our local Integrated Care Board (formerly known as Clinical Commissioning Group, CCG), or ICB. You can learn more about the Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB here (external link).