Two Southsea Doctors surgeries are to merge on 1 July 2019.

Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for funding and overseeing GP services in the city, has agreed to the proposed merger of the Devonshire Practice on Devonshire Avenue and the Southsea Medical Centre in Carlisle Street.

The new merged GP practice will be called the Lighthouse Group and is set to offer

  • Improved same day access for its patients
  • Service resilience and improved choice
  • Modern facilities fit for the future
  • A more attractive workplace for future staff, helping recruitment and long-term sustainability.

The Devonshire Practice has produced information for patients which is available on its website: Devonshire Practice – Information on the proposed merger with Southsea Medical Centre

Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group – Two Southsea GP practices set to merge this summer

The merger is the latest in a long run of mergers across the city – Healthwatch Portsmouth last year investigated whether the benefits of surgery mergers were actually realised