As of October 2017, GP Care have now stopped providing audiology services within North East Essex. This service has been running since 2014. This is part of GP Care’s strategy to refocus its efforts on the South West of England. As part of this strategy, we also recently exited a contract in Walsall in the West Midlands
The NHS community audiology service provided patients with hearing assessments, hearing aid fittings and aftercare. The clinics were provided within the community allowing patients easier access to care in a more comfortable setting.
Patients have been letting us know how much they liked and will miss the service:
“Sorry you’re leaving, you were doing well. It’s a shame, we are going to miss you”.
“Lovely, lovely people – sorry you are leaving and thank you, you have been good to me”
We hope that our patients understand our decision to exit North East Essex and that they will be happy with their new hearing care providers. We would also like to say goodbye and good luck to all of our amazing audiologists in Essex!
The service will be continued to be provided within Bristol and South Gloucestershire, and Action for Hearing Loss will continue to provide North East Essex patients with aftercare for their hearing aids.