Bardney GP surgery reopens after staff shortage

A Lincoln village GP surgery is now back open after redirecting patients to a neighbouring town during a temporary closure.

As previously reported, Bardney Surgery put up an emergency notice explaining that last week’s closure was due to a “combination of unforeseen serious illness and staff leave”.

The low staff numbers, administrative and dispensers, meant that it was “impossible” for the surgery to provide a full consultation service.

It forced the GP service to redirect most of its appointments to Woodhall Spa New Surgery from August 12-16.

Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group confirmed on the afternoon of Tuesday, August 20 that the branch surgery of Woodhall Spa New Surgery at Bardney is now operating its published opening hours as follows:

  • Monday-Tuesday 10am-6pm
  • Wednesday 10am-1.30pm
  • Thursday-Friday 10am-6pm

Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the unforeseen circumstances last week, which resulted in full services being transferred to the main site at Woodhall Spa, with a reduced service at the Bardney branch site.

“We would like to remind all patients who routinely access primary medical services at the branch surgery in Bardney that they are registered patients of the Woodhall Spa New Surgery and can always access services between the hours of 8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

“Patients who experience difficulties with transport can contact Lincolnshire CallConnect on 0345 2343344 for assistance. Should you have any other questions regarding access to services please contact the practice on 01526 353888.

“The practice will continue to work with Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England and NHS Improvement to meet the reasonable needs of all of its registered patients.”