Sawston Medical Centre, Linton Health Centre, Barley Surgery
Market Hill Surgery & Shelford Health Centre
NHS logo

Sawston Medical Centre, Linton Health Centre, Barley Surgery, Market Hill Surgery & Shelford Health Centre

News Articles

Granta Medical Practices Priadel packet image

Priadel Announcement

Some of our patients may be aware that the manufacturer of Priadel (which contains lithium) had planned to discontinue the product in April 2021. These plans have now been paused at the request of the Department of Health and Social Care in order that supply of the drug to patients can be maintained. We will keep you informed of any further updates as they are issued to us.

Read More »

“Outstanding” Granta Medical Practices

Granta Medical Practices has been rated Outstanding following an inspection in October by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Inspectors rated the service Outstanding overall, with subsection rating of outstanding for being responsive and well led. The service was rated good in the domains of being safe, effective and caring. Granta Medical Practices provides health care to 44,000 patients and comprises of Sawston Medical Centre, Linton Health Centre, Barley Surgery, Market Hill Surgery and Shelford Health

Read More »
Tim Harrison Chief Executive Officer

New Chief Executive Officer for Granta

Granta Medical Practices are very pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Harrison as their new Chief Executive Officer. Having previously worked in the John Lewis Partnership for over 23 years, Tim is committed to taking Granta forward, shaping the “new normal” of primary care, and embracing the concept of a Primary Care Network. Tim’s vision is clear, “Granta Medical Practices are trail blazers in primary care services and I have been really impressed with

Read More »
cambridge independent news story granta robot photo keith heppell

New dispensing robot “Toby”

By Gemma Gardner CAMBRIDGE INDEPENDENT – New robot to dispense prescriptions at Granta Medical Practices in Sawston The new robot will increase speed of prescription requests turnaround and stock ordering, enhancing the service to Granta patients. Previously, it would take an average of 60 seconds to locate an item in the pharmacy whereas this new automated system finds it in just 2.8 seconds. The automated dispenser is also extremely accurate at picking the right medicine.

Read More »
Granta medical Practices surgies merging Sawston, Shelford, Royston, Barley and Linton

Why are GP Practices merging?

In April 2016 NHS England published the General Practice Forward View. In the introduction Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England states: “There is arguably no more important job in modern Britain than that of the family doctor. GP’s are by far the largest branch of British medicine. A growing and ageing population, with complex multiple health conditions, means that personal and population-orientated primary care is central to any country’s health system. Asa recent British

Read More »