About Jacki Barnes

Practice Manager at Cornerways Surgery

Update on Replacement GP as at 4.7.2019

There is no sign of a replacement GP for Dr. Hardwick.

If you were registered with Dr. Hardwick and need to see the same doctor for continuity, we are sorry but there is no capacity to do that for so many patients.  You may need to consider registering with one of the other Worthing practices to receive that service.

We are running longer emergency surgeries, longer day surgeries, opening at 7.30am once a week and employing locums each day.  The locums are not able to do the paperwork, nor prescribing.

The medium term plan is to recruit.  However, at some stage if that remains impossible, we might have to remove some ex-Hardwick patients, and that would start with those living outside the practice area to make the workload more manageable.  We wish to be as open as possible about this and it is far from ideal.

We were promised 5000 more GPs by the Government in 2015 – however there are now less GPs than there were in 2015.

Dr. R. Sayers


Retirement of Dr. Hardwick from the Practice

Following a period of ill health, we are sorry to have to inform patients that Dr. Bernard Hardwick has decided to retire from the practice at the end of June 2019.

We are actively trying to recruit a new GP to replace Dr. Hardwick in the practice. In the meantime, we are employing locums to assist in the smooth running of the surgery.  We appreciate that this will cause a period of uncertainty for patients registered with Dr. Hardwick but we would hope that there will be as little interruption as possible to the maintenance of medical care at the practice.  Please rest assured that we are doing the best we can to ensure the continuance of care for all patients of the practice.

Until such time as another GP is appointed in post, we will not be registering new patients at the surgery.

Please bear with us during this period of change and we are sure you will join us in wishing Dr. Hardwick all the best for his retirement from the practice.