Healthwatch Portsmouth has received confirmation from Portsmouth CCG that a decision was taken on the 8th June by Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group to approve the merger application from Sunnyside and Lake Road GP surgeries. The merger will take place on 11th October 2022, which  should reduce the operational pressures that both surgeries have been facing.

The merged practice will be called’ Island City Practice’.  Each GP Surgery website will have the initial information,  and a letter to all patients (which will contain the feedback and comments gathered from initial meetings with patients) will be circulated as soon as possible.