Shaping the future of primary care in Guildford

Shaping the future of primary care in Guildford

We have worked previously with two GP practices in north and west Guildford to look at how GP services can be provided in the future. 

Guildowns Group Practice a large training practice that provides GP services from four different sites: 

  • Stoughton Road Surgery, Stoughton Road, GU1 1LL  
  • The Oaks Surgery, Applegarth Avenue, GU2 8LZ  
  • University Medical Centre, University of Surrey, GU2 7XH  
  • Wodeland Avenue Surgery, Wodeland Avenue, GU2 4YP  

Woodbridge Hill Surgery operates out of a single surgery located on Deerbarn Road in Guildford. 

Both GP practices are independent businesses that have a contract with NHS Surrey Heartlands for the provision of GP services to their registered lists of patients.  

The Fuller Stocktake report contains a series of recommendations to address challenges across the primary care sector. Providing fit-for-purpose buildings for neighbourhood teams of health and care professionals to work more closely together and enabling teams to focus on community engagement and outreach are considerations for Practices. 

We know these Practices face a number of challenges and this programme of work has helped to focus on what factors impact them and their patients. The ICB continues to support these two Practices in how they remain sustainable and continue to offer safe and equitable services to patients.