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Darren Jones MP meets new “Super GPs” in Lawrence Weston

Bristol North West MP, Darren Jones, has today (31st August) met with the team from Pioneer Medical Group at The Medical Centre Ridingleaze in Lawrence Weston.

The Pioneer Medical Group is one of the new “Super GP” groups formed from the merger of various smaller GP surgeries. As a teenager Darren worked at the then Ridingleaze Centre in his school holidays to mail out flu jab invitation letters to local patients.

Darren met with staff and patients in a tour of the Medical Centre, which has recently been awarded ‘Outstanding’, following their latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.



Commenting after the meeting, Labour MP Darren Jones said:


“Pioneer Medical group was formed following a merger of Bradgate in Brentry, Ridingleaze in Lawrence Weston and Avonmouth Medical Centre.  The group care for roughly 20,000 patients who predominately live in Avonmouth, Lawrence Weston, Brentry and Henbury alongside smaller numbers of Bristol North West residents in Shirehampton, Southmead, Coombe Dingle, Sea Mills, Westbury-on-Trym and Stoke Bishop.


Darren continued “It was important for me to take time to visit the Centre, meet staff and hear more about their work in the local community. We all know the increasing strain staff in the healthcare profession are under, with reducing resources from government, alongside complex medical demands from patients. It is therefore a fantastic achievement that all three of the Pioneer sites have now been awarded outstanding ratings. This recognises the group’s hard work and  the ratings are something all the team involved can be very proud of”.


Constituents of Bristol North West can contact Darren’s office on e-mail at darren.jones.mp@parliament.uk or telephone on 0117 959 6545. Because of security checks, all post should be sent to Darren Jones MP, House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA, it is then redirected to Bristol.


You can find Darren on Facebook at www.facebook.com/darrenjonesmp and on Twitter @darrenpjones. You can also visit www.darren-jones.co.uk.