Three of Norwich's GP surgeries have formed a new alliance in the wake of the collapse of One Norwich Practices.

Magdalen Medical Practice, Lawson Road and Oak Street surgeries - all in the NR3 area of the city - have joined forces to create a care alliance.

The partnership, known as the Norwich North Primary Care Network, will see the three surgeries work together and share resources to support their combined 30,000 patients.

It will mean when one surgery is unable to provide a certain service, but another is, patients registered with all three will be able to access the practice which does.

The move comes following the financial collapse of One Norwich Practices - the organisation which ran the walk-in centre and several other services across the city.

Previously, the organisation acted as the main representative for the network of 22 practices in the city with local NHS bosses.

However, Tracey Clarke, practice manager of Magdalen Medical Practice, said the new network would provide a greater level of autonomy for the three sites.

Leaders from the three practices held a special event to formally launch the partnership, which saw bosses share their goals and ambitions for the move.

She said: "What is exciting for me is because we're working together we can make sure patients of all three practices can receive the same level of personalised care.

"There is so much excitement and enthusiasm for this new partnership, which is really a positive thing.

"We will be looking at sharing workforce, project ideas and learning to enable a more joined-up approach towards the care that patients receive - and try and eliminate the postcode lotteries you can sometimes get."

One Norwich Practices announced it was going into liquidation in October of last year, with the company ceasing to trade as of early 2024.