Uppingham patients urged to have their say on future of Ketton Branch Surgery

Uppingham Surgery is urging patients to have their say on the future of its Ketton Branch Surgery.

The practice is proposing to close the branch surgery and centralise all services into Uppingham Surgery, but would like to hear what patients have to say before any decisions are made.

The 90-day consultation begins today (1 February 2018) and will end on 1 May 2018. The surgery is encouraging as many patients as possible to provide their feedback by taking part in a short survey. Stakeholders and members of the public are also invited to participate.

The survey is available to complete online here. People can also telephone 01572 823531 if they require a hard copy, need the information in another format or language, or if they need assistance completing the survey. Additionally, copies of the survey will be available from the reception at each surgery.

Dr Dan Pickering said: “We are consulting on the proposed closure of Ketton Branch Surgery because we would like to deliver more efficient GP services to all our patients.

“Appointments are not currently being fully utilised at the Ketton site. If these services could be centralised into Uppingham Surgery, we would be able to provide a more equitable service for all our patients.

“We value the views of our patients and would like to urge them to take part by completing the survey so that we are able to make the right decisions.”

Uppingham Surgery will be holding drop-in sessions so that patients can ask questions and find out more. Details of the drop-in sessions are available on the practice’s website.