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Area's 'Best GP Surgery' Set To Close

Wednesday September 24 2014




RESIDENTS have been left gobsmacked after the 'best GP in their area' was earmarked for closure.

Lakeside Surgery, based at the Goldthorpe Centre, will reach the end of its contract on November 8 and according to its website the contract will not be extended.

Patients have received letters about the proposed closure, which said Lakeside could either become a subsidiary of another practice or simply 'disperse' its current patients to other surgeries.

Richard Armstrong, head of public health and primary care for NHS England (North), said: "Our priority is to ensure that all registered patients at the surgery continue to have access to high quality primary care.

"The two options identified will make sure that no patient will be left without access to a GP and NHS England is committed to working closely with the practice to agree the provision of suitable alternate arrangements for patients as soon as possible."

Patients are to be invited to give their views on future options. Click here for more information.

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Reply Posted by Andy on Wednesday September 24 2014 at 14:17
No their only priority is saving money and doing stuff on the cheap, they care little for patient care or the community. Getting bored of beaurocrats trying to justify bad decisions but I'll put money that their local amenities have hardly been affected. Let's all dump on the little guy!!!

Reply Posted by Albert on Sunday September 28 2014 at 11:12
it makes a change that goldthorpe loses something for once and not Thurnscoe