Winchester’s MP meets Winchester’s Private GP!
On Friday 26th June, The Walcote Practice was pleased to receive a visit from Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford, and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Health Secretary. Steve met with Business Director, Dr Sinéad Doherty, and myself (Dr Nicholas Hillier, Medical Director and Lead GP) at our practice premises in Southgate Street.
The enjoyable discussion focused around the provision of healthcare at both local and national levels in Winchester and in the UK. Healthcare is of particular constituency and parliamentary interest to Steve.
Steve spoke of his interest in The Walcote Practice and the enhanced healthcare choices it offers to residents of Winchester and the surrounding area. He was interested in our ethos of working alongside local NHS GP practices to provide wider services for patients, and he commented on The Walcote Practice’s positive potential to relieve some of the pressure on the NHS as our business grows.
Steve was also very keen to hear how The Walcote Practice and our Private GP services have been well received by the local community since recently opening on June 1st.
Following his visit, Steve tweeted, “Very interesting to meet Sinead and Nick at The Walcote Practice this lunchtime. Winchester’s first Private GP service. @WINCHESTERBID”
We would like to thank Steve for taking the time to visit The Walcote Practice, and we look forward to providing the residents of his constituency with excellent and convenient medical care.