You may receive a letter from NHS England Lancashire Local Area Team informing you that the contract currently held by St Paul’s to provide services to Ashfield Medical Centre patients is due to end on 31st March 2016. The Local Area Team is currently looking at how Ashfield patients will be best served from 1st April 2016. Please do not be alarmed. The Area Team is legally obliged to look at various options and to take patients views into account. Continuing with St Paul’s as the provider of services is a very strong possibility. The Area Team will let you know in due course how you can make your views known. However, in the meantime, please continue to complete Friends and Family Test forms which are available within the surgery or on our website. Also, why not get involved in a Patient Forum? Please inform Mrs Anne Bagot-Moore Practice Business Manager if you are interested in this.