We now have 6 partners here at Parbold surgery 4 of which are part time. Dr Ravangave joined the practice in April 2013. As you know Dr Caine also works for the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in the area and so Dr Ravangave has taken over Dr Caines duties on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dr Caine is in practice Mondays and Fridays. We also have 4 junior doctors with us over the next few months and the majority will be with us until August 2014. There has been no reduction in appointments available to patients the problem lies in the fact that patients are attending the surgery on a more regular basis due to the necessities of the new GP contracts that have been drawn up by the Government of the day. Please bear with us if you can not get an immediate appointment with the doctor of your choice. We do have emergency appointments available everyday either at the end of morning surgery or the end of evening surgery these are given out on a strict rota basis.