Monthly Archives: January 2019

Beaumont Villa Surgery to leave University Medical Centre

Dear Patient,

As you may already be aware, on the 31st March 2019, Beaumont Villa Surgery at Pathfields Medical Group is leaving the University Medical Centre (UMC). This means that Peverell Park Surgery will be the only GP Surgery situated within the University Campus.

Why are Pathfields leaving the University Medical Centre?

Due to the shortage of Clinical staff across the South West, and the struggle with recruiting, it has been decided that we will be able to offer better care to our patients within fewer sites.

What does this mean for the students currently registered at Beaumont Villa Surgery and how does this affect us? 

It means that Beaumont Villa Surgery will no longer be situated inside the University Medical Centre on Endsleigh Place.  As we have not been running many clinics from the UMC this year, the care that you receive from Pathfields will not change. You are still able to call us at 8am every morning to get your book on the day appointment/telephone call or your Emergency Telephone call/appointment with our Duty Hub.

Where are my closest surgeries?

Your two closest surgeries are:

Armada Surgery
Oxford Place
Western Approach
PL1 5AJ (opposite Sainsbury’s in town)

and

Beaumont Villa Surgery
23 Beaumont Road
St Judes
PL4 9BL

Which number do I call if I want to make an appointment?

The usual 01752 222341 opt 2 number will no longer be in use for Beaumont Villa patients.

Please call Armada Surgery on 01752 428938 as your first port of call, or Beaumont Villa Surgery on 01752 663776 if you are unable to get through. However, you are able to call any Pathfields Practice to book your appointments.

Please save the numbers in your mobile.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the UMC on 01752 222341 opt 2 and speak to a receptionist.

Kind regards,

Pathfields Medical Group

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