You may have heard some comments about the revised opening hours at the above surgery. Set out below is a reply I have received from a local resident, who is a member of the Patient Referral Group which hopefully will reassure you about opening hours.

“The closure on Thursday afternoons is only one aspect of the changes, in addition you will find extended opening hours every day.

The surgery will be open from 8.00 to 12.30 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings and from 8.00 to 12.00 on Wednesday and Friday. That is between 4 and 4.5 hours per day compared with 2 hours 10 mins currently.

Afternoon surgeries are going to be 2pm to 6pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. 4 hours per day compared with the current 2 hours 30 minutes.

The pharmacy tell me they have no plans to close on Thursday afternoons and so patients can leave repeat prescriptions there or even in the outside post box when closed.  They also offer a repeat ordering system and delivery for patients who need the service.”

If you have any other questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to obtain a response.