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Proposed Closure of Sharoe Green Surgery
Posted on 31 Jul 2019
For some time the practice has been experiencing difficulty in managing and sustaining the surgery at Sharoe Green. All our patients deserve a high quality healthcare service but for a number of reasons we feel unable to deliver the services we would like to from this surgery. Therefore, we have made a request to NHS Greater Preston Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England to close Sharoe Green Surgery.
For the Partners of the practice the decision to request the closure of Sharoe Green Surgery has not been taken lightly. Over recent years, we have tried various solutions to keep the surgery open. However, the national shortage of GPs has led to great difficulty in recruiting permanent and full time doctors. In addition, the provision of modern primary healthcare is becoming increasingly difficult and delivery from three sites is no longer sustainable. As GPs we are primarily concerned with the well-being of our patients. We believe that by centralising services, we will be able to offer a more flexible and efficient GP service with better access. Patients will be given the choice to register at either The Healthcare Centre or Longsands Medical Centre.
The application has been submitted and the consultation process is now in place. You can take part by completing a short questionnaire which is available from the practice to let us know your views.
Copies of the questionnaire will be available from the reception at Sharoe Green Surgery and The Healthcare Centre. Please contact the surgery should you need any assistance completing this questionnaire.
Dr C M Wilson & Partners