Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board is pleased to announce that we have appointed a new partnership to lead the Practice in Betws y Coed. The successful partners are Dr Raj Britto, Dr Owen Pooley and Mena Thamburatnam (non-clinical partner). They will take over the Practice from 1st May 2024. The new partners impressed the Panel with their plans for the practice and were able to show they had a robust staffing model and plans to meet the needs of the patients.

The partnership already runs a practice in Gwynedd and has previous experience of managing new practice contracts with dispensing services. The partners are joined by Dr Anne Hoffman, who is an experienced GP and having trained in North Wales has been working in the area both as a partner and locum since 2017.

Some Betws y Coed patients may remember Dr Pooley who has previously worked at Betws y Coed Practice whilst Dr Sion was on maternity leave in 2020. Dr Lauren Beadle and the other members of the existing team, clinical and non-clinical, will remain at the practice.

The Health Board, the current partners; Dr Keep and Dr Sion, and the Practice team will work together with the new partners to ensure a smooth transition and hand over.