Tag Archive for Bishop’s Castle Medical Practice

New GP partner set to join medical practice

A new GP is joining Bishop’s Castle Medical Practice in the autumn, the practice’s Patients’ Group has announced. Dr Paul Gardner, 47, is due to join the practice as a full partner with Dr Adrian Penney at the end of September. Currently he is a GP at Mytton Oak Surgery, Shrewsbury. He is also Medical Officer for Shrewsbury School…

Doctor invites NHS rescue team to BC

A health service team supporting “failing” practices is working in Bishop’s Castle at Dr Adrian Penney’s invitation, Dr Penney told a meeting this week. The Bishop’s Castle GP was speaking to an audience of about 70 patients at a meeting called by the Bishop’s Castle Patients Group. He said advisors from NHS England had already been to the practice a couple…

Patients gather to thank medical staff

More than 80 people turned up to Wentnor’s Inn on the Green on Thursday to thank Bishop’s Castle’s recently departed GPs Dr Adrian Fairbanks and Dr Sue Lambert, along with Nurse Eleri Fairbanks, and to celebrate the service they have given to patients. Dr Fairbanks had worked at the Bishops Castle Medical Practice for 17…

Elections for BC Patients Group

Bishop’s Castle Patients Group has its first AGM next month, and proposals for elections to the steering group are on the agenda for discussion. Patients will also be able to hear and ask questions of Dr Adrian Penney about developments at the practice. There is currently no practice manager at the surgery and Dr Penney has said he does not…

What is happening at Bishop’s Castle Medical Practice?

It is nearly three years since the start of the dispute between the partners at Bishop’s Castle Medical Practice, and patients are still wondering what is to become of their GP service. NHS England, the body now responsible for commissioning GP services, confirmed to Castle News last week that secret negotiations between the doctors are…

GMC lifts restrictions on Dr Adrian Penney

Dr Adrian Penney is free to work as a GP again without supervision or any other special conditions. A special panel of the General Medical Council – the doctors’ ruling body  – has reviewed the case and agreed that conditions on his work as a doctor were no longer necessary. It hasn’t been revealed whether…

GMC gets more time to investigate Adrian Penney case

The curbs placed on Dr Adrian Penney’s licence to practice as a doctor have been extended for up to a year. The General Medical Council (GMC) which regulates doctors throughout the UK applied to the High Court for more time to investigate undisclosed concerns about Dr Penney’s fitness to practice as a doctor. The court…