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Guildford GP surgery faces threat of closure

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Guildford GP surgery faces threat of closure

Published by Josh Kerr at 12:21pm 9th August 2019. (Updated at 12:25pm 9th August 2019)

A GP surgery in Burpham with more than 2,500 registered patients is facing the threat of closure.

NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG says they have been working with the New Inn Surgery to find a way to keep the practice in London Road open.

However, despite looking at a range of options no viable alternative has been identified to date.

Patients are being told that things are "business as usual until further notice” with a final decision on the future of the surgery yet to be made.

Eagle Radio understands the lease on the surgery is due to expire and another site has not been found, the CCG has also been working with Guildford Borough Council to find a way of staying there.

The views and concerns of patients are being sought by the New Inn Surgery and people are being encouraged to engage with them on the matter.

In a statement NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG said:

“There is some likelihood that the surgery may close, however a final decision has not yet been reached and patients are advised that they do not need to re-register with another GP practice at this point in time.

“There are seven GP practices who overlap registration boundaries with New Inn Surgery.

“As part of the engagement process the CCG is also working with these local GP practices to ensure that patients will continue to have access to primary care services should anything happen to the long-term provision of services at New Inn surgery.

“Our priority is to make sure that patients have continued access to a range of GP services and care.

"The surgery will continue to provide services to patients until a final decision is made by the Primary Care Commissioning Committee."

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