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Important notice for patients of Dr Ghafoor and Abbasi’s Practice

As you are aware, this practice is being managed under temporary caretaking arrangements. NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS HMR CCG) are now looking at the longer-term plans for this service and wish to gather patients’ views.

The main options for this service are:

Option 1: Procurement of services (the CCG preferred option at this stage): Procuring a service would recognise the need for a GP practice for this population and would see the service continue. Following a procurement process where suitable parties would have the opportunity to present reasons why they should be allowed to provide a service to this registered population.

Option 2: List dispersal: List dispersal would mean when the caretaking contract expires, registered patients would be directed to re-register with another local GP practice.

NHS HMR CCG has reviewed a number of factors and wish to support procurement (option 1) for this practice but are keen to obtain and consider the views of patients and other stakeholders before a final decision is made.

Will procurement affect me?

Registered patients should not experience any changes to the current services provided, although a procurement means that suitable parties, including the current provider would have the opportunity to present reasons why they should be allowed to provide a service to the registered population.

How can I have my say?

Patients can share their views by completing a questionnaire here or you can complete a paper copy of the survey which is available from the practice reception.

How will we let you know the outcome?

We will share the outcome of the engagement activities and the CCG final decision via practice posters and on the practice and CCG websites. This will also be the same route for sharing the outcome of the procurement should this be the final decision.

In the meantime, your GP practice will remain open and is delivering primary care services for all registered patients. We apologise for any uncertainty this may cause and want to reassure all patients that our priority is to ensure you continue to receive high-quality GP services in the Rochdale borough.

For more information, please speak to the practice staff or contact NHS HMR CCG Patients Services on 01706 664170  

DEADLINE CLOSED. Engagement with specific communities in Rochdale to support partnership/Local Care Organisation workstreams

One Rochdale Health & Care is the name of the Local Care Organisation (LCO), a partnership of local health and care bodies working together for the benefit of people in the Rochdale borough. By working together, we will deliver more integrated services. This will mean that whether you need hospital care, a family doctor, care for physical or mental health, care in the community, you will get the care you need, when and where you need it.

We want local people to have a chance to find out about and contribute to what is being planned for service delivery by the local care organisation moving forward and the LCO has been successful in obtaining funds to help to facilitate this.

Local organisations may be interested in bidding for funds to implement an engagement project to support our local plans.

You can find out more here by reading the Bidder document for engagement proposals.

Bids will be accepted online between 9am on January 6th 2022 to 5pm on 10th February 2022.

(Please note the original deadline of January 27th 2022 has been extended as above).

Applications are to be made online via this link

Any requests or queries can be directed to us at