The Chairman gave an opening
statement explaining the purpose and role of the Health Scrutiny
Committee. He also explained that there
was a comments box at the venue, which people could use to submit
comments about the consultation on the Tettenhall Wood Road GP
Surgery. There were also hard copies
available of the official consultation for those that hadn’t
already completed it. He and the
Vice-Chair had visited the Tettenhall Wood Road Surgery on 3
September to see the facilities, car parking arrangements and to
meet some of the medical staff. He had
made available at the venue a map showing all the public trasnport
routes in Wolverhampton and Members had before them a map showing
the locaiton of the two surgeries run by the Tettenhall medical
The Panel received statements
from the Accountable Officer at the CCG (Helen Hibbs), a
representative from the campaign to save the Tettenhall Wood Road
Surgery (Anja Ellersiek), Eleanor Smith MP, Mr Stuart Anderson
(Conservative prospective candidate for Wolverhampton South West
Parliamentary Seat), Local Councillors – Cllr Sohail Khan,
Cllr Jane Stevenson, Cllr Jonathan Crofts, Panel Member and Local
Member – Cllr Wendy Thompson, a representative from the
medical practice and a representative from NHS England.
The Campaign to save the
Tettenhall Wood Road Surgery had also submitted a written statement
to the Panel Members, a copy of which is attached to the signed
minutes. The GP Practice Manager after
a request from the Chair of the Panel had submitted a spreadsheet
showing the age groupings of patients that useed the two surgeries
run by the Tettenhall Medical Practice.
After a detailed discussion the
That Wolverhampton CCG use all their best
endeavours, working in collaboration with the Tettenhall Medical
Practice, to keep the Tettenhall Wood Road Surgery open.
That the Health Scrutiny Panel be formally notified
by the CCG of the outcome of the planned Primary Care Commissioning
Committee scheduled for November.
That the Chair of the Health Scrutiny Panel write to
the relevant Council Officers to see what steps can be taken to
help improve the current car parking arrangements at the Tettenhall
Wood Road Surgery.