A FLINTSHIRE GP surgery has appointed permanent staff following an influx of temporary doctors.

Panton Surgery based in Holywell, Flintshire, has recruited permanent GP's to replace the locum staff as part of a 'smooth transition.'

Elin Gwynedd, Chief of Staff for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, said: “We have appointed three new salaried GPs who will be joining Panton Surgery between February and April of this year.

"These permanent GPs will provide ongoing consistent care to our patients, working closely with the existing Clinical Lead GP and Advanced Nurse Practitioner for the practice.  

“We are working closely with our existing locum GPs, who are currently supporting the Panton surgery, to ensure a smooth transition over to the salaried GPs, and we are also in the process of appointing an experienced doctor into a role as Fellowship GP, to join the surgery.

"We have successfully recruited seven salaried GPs and five salaried Clinical Lead GPs, across Flintshire and Wrexham, with more appointments currently being progressed as part of an ongoing recruitment drive of salaried GPs."


The GPs currently at the surgery based on Halkyn Road are locum doctors which has raised concerns by patients after rumours that there was only one serving doctor.

But Elin Gwynedd adds the latest appointments are "really positive news for the surgery and its patients".

The surgery has confirmed it will remain open as normal during this transition and thanks residents for their patience.