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Solva Surgery to return General Medical Services contract

Blue box with words press release

15 December 2022

Hywel Dda University Health Board (UHB) is working with Solva Surgery in North Pembrokeshire to ensure the continued provision of GP services in the area following the resignation of the General Medical Services contract.

The decision to resign the contract with the health board was made by the single-handed GP Partner who is retiring in the Spring.

Jill Paterson, Director of Primary Care, Community and Long Term Care for Hywel Dda UHB, said: “The Health Board would like to reassure the patients of Solva Surgery that the provision of these important services will continue for patients.

“We will be working together with Solva Surgery and neighbouring Practices to find the best way to secure services for their patients. We will now work with the existing team and stakeholders to develop plans for delivery of future services in the area.”

For registered patients this means that care will continue to be provided as normal by the same team in the Practice until the end of March 2023. Patients should remain registered with the Practice while longer-term plans are developed.

The health board will be writing to all patients registered at Solva Surgery to inform them of the situation. Patients will be invited to feedback their views on how these services can continue to be delivered.

The views of the local community and patients will be gathered prior to any decision about long term provision for the service. The health board will be working closely with the Community Health Council to ensure the high standards of care currently provided continue for patients of this surgery.

The health board appreciates the continuing support given by the community to the team at Solva Surgery throughout this challenging period.

For further information, please call 0300 303 8322 (option 5) or email