Shortlist of new names for Johnson GP Centre announced

Johnson GP Centre

Following its request for ideas for a new name for the Johnson GP Centre, South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group has today revealed the shortlist of names and is asking people in and around Spalding to vote for their favourite.

From 10 July until 1 August, people were asked to submit their ideas for a new name for the Johnson GP Centre, which resulted in more than 40 suggestions being received by the CCG.

“We were delighted with the number of suggested names we received, which covered a very wide range of themes,” comments Sarah Brinkworth, Head of Commissioning and Contracting, South Lincolnshire CCG.  “We have narrowed these down to seven and we would now like people to vote for their favourite – the name that receives most votes will be the new name for the Johnson GP Centre.”

The seven shortlisted names are:

  • West Hope Health Centre
  • The Spalding Surgery
  • South Holland GP Centre
  • Harvest GP Centre
  • Coronation GP Centre
  • Sunshine Medical Centre
  • Apeldoorn Medical Centre

From now until 31 August you can vote for your favourite name from the list above, via one of the routes below:

  • Vote online from the list of seven available options at
  • Email the CCG This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Or make your selection using the form available from the Johnson GP Centre. 

“We will announce the winning name publicly in September and the person who originally suggested the name prior to it being shortlisted will be contacted and asked if they would like to take part in a photo opportunity/naming ceremony to take place at the practice on 1 October,” explains Sarah.

Having recently awarded a new Alternative Provider Medical Contract (APMS) to Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) for the provision of primary care/GP services at the Johnson GP Centre, which takes effect from 1 October 2019, the CCG’s aspiration remains to ultimately have a practice based on the west side of Spalding.

“The new name for the Johnson GP Centre will take effect from 1 October in line with the new APMS contract, and renaming the practice will allow us to differentiate it from the Johnson Community Hospital where it is currently situated,” adds Sarah.  “We hope that local people will once again get involved and vote for their favourite name.”

Updated 08/08/2019