Why is this happening and do I get a say?


The merger is happening to improve patient care. There will be a variety of benefits for patients at both surgeries including:

  • An enhanced and improved selection of services
  • Increased access to a selection of services
  • Increased patient choice
  • Access to a wide skill mix of clinicians
  • More locations at which to see a clinician
  • Newly refurbished premises - a short walking distance from the existing Mornington Surgery site
Patients absolutely get a say! We want to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you might have. This will influence how we carry out the merger. We are hosting some drop-in sessions (dates above) or you can email us with any questions you might have (Feedback.KingfisherMorningtonMergery@nhs.net). Alternatively you can fill in our survey to voice your thoughts and ask your questions ( surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KingfisherMorningtonMerger)




For Mornington Patients – who/what/where is Kingfisher Medical Centre?


Kingfisher Medical Centre is a highly rated, local GP practice. We’re a friendly, experienced team who have been running GP surgeries for almost 15 years. Kingfisher is a newly refurbished, modern practice just a short walking distance from Mornington Surgery ( c. 10 minutes) on Staunton Street, Deptford, SE8 5DA. We have on-street parking and we’re also near to the bus stop for the 47, 188, 199, N1 and N199. We also have a branch site in Surrey Docks on Blondin Way ( here). This may be closer to you, depending on where you live and you can see a clinician here as well as at our main Kingfisher Branch. We have a team of dedicated clinicians and Dr Krishna, Dr Mary and Dharshika Krishna will also be coming to join the team as well, so you’ll have familiar faces at the new location too!




For Kingfisher Patients – who/what/where is Mornington Surgery?


Mornington Surgery is a nearby local GP practice run by Dr Krishna and Mrs Darshika Krishna. It’s located just around the corner – right next to New Cross Station. After the merger, this location is likely to be shut down so you won’t be able to access services there.




For Mornington Patients – do I have to do anything?


No! You will be automatically moved over to Kingfisher Medical Centre’s list. If you don’t want to be moved, you can let us know before the 1st July and we will ensure you are not moved automatically. That will mean that you would not be registered with any GP when the merger takes place, so you will have to find a new GP and register separately. We will work with the local pharmacies currently serving Mornington patients to ensure the patients on repeat medication continue to receive their medication from their preferred Pharmacy on time.




For Kingfisher Patients - do I have to do anything?


No! You’ll stay registered at Kingfisher and you can continue to access the service as normal. You might meet a few new patients and a few new staff members, but other than that, everything will stay the same for you.




When will the merger be happening?


The merger is scheduled to happen on 30th June 2021, so for Mornington patients, you'll be coming to the new Kingfisher site from Thursday 1st July onwards as Mornington Surgery will be vacated on the Wednesday 30th June




What services do you provide at Kingfisher Medical Centre?


You should be able to get the same services and more once the merger has happened. This includes:

  • face-to-face appointments and telephone appointments with our clinicians
  • advice and guidance on urgent issues from our experienced paramedic team
  • specialist clinics e.g. on diabetes with our nursing team
  • medication reviews from our dedicated in-house pharmacist team
  • blood tests with our in-house healthcare assitant
  • .... and much much more!




How do I get to Kingfisher Medical Centre and when are you open?


Kingfisher is just a short walking distance from Mornington Surgery (c. 10 minutes) on Staunton Street, Deptford, SE8 5DA. We have on-street parking and we’re also near to the bus stop for the 47, 188, 199, N1 and N199. We also have a branch site in Surrey Docks on Blondin Way ( here). This may be closer to you, depending on where you live and you can see a clinician here as well as at our main Kingfisher Branch. We are open Monday - Fridays from 8:00am – 6:30pm and Saturday from 9:00am - 12:30pm. For more information about our location and hours, see here




I live outside your catchment area - can I still be a patient at Kingfisher?


Yes! We are able to register patients outside of our catchment area in general. However, please note, if you do live outside of our catchment area, we may not be able to provide certain services for you (e.g. home visits) and we may discuss your options with you should we feel that you would be better served by a local GP who can provide better care for you.




What about Kingfisher Surrey Docks (Surrey Docks Health Centre, SE16 6AE)


The Kingfisher Surrey Docks branch site in SE16 will still be open as normal after the merger and will be available for existing Kingfisher patients and for new Mornington patients as well!





MORNINGTON SURGERY & KINGFISHER MEDICAL CENTRE MERGER

Mornington Surgery and Kingfisher Medical Centre are going to merge to form a single GP practice from 1st July.

The Mornington Surgery site on New Cross Road will close after the merger and so all services will be provided to Mornington Surgery patients from Kingfisher Medical Centre and its branch site in Surrey Docks.  

Some of the Mornington staff will come over to Kingfisher after the merger including Dr Krishna, Dr Mary, and Dharshika Krishna, so you’ll have familiar faces at the new location as well as some new ones! 

Can't find the answer to your question, send us an email at Feedback.KingfisherMorningtonMergery@nhs.net

Want to have your say? Fill in our online feedback form at surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KingfisherMorningtonMerger

 

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