The New Inn GP Surgery on London Road has been threatened with closure as they have been unable to secure a new long-term lease on their current premises, New Inn Farmhouse which is one of the oldest properties in Burpham. This has potentially left the 2,500 patients who are registered at the surgery having to find a new GP.
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The surgery has been working with NHS Guildford and Waverley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Guildford Borough Council to establish long term use of the building but have been unable to agree an arrangement with the landlord or locate a suitable alternative home.
New Inn Surgery Patients Participation Group (PPG) have launched an online petition (https://www.change.org/p/nhs-guildford-waverley-ccg-nhs-england-save-new-inn-surgery-burpham-surrey-from-closure) in an attempt to raise support and demonstrate local concern over the potential loss of the busy GP surgery.
A statement on the petition, from the PPG, states “The idea that some 2,500 patients will merely be ‘dispersed’ to other practices in the community is not practical.
“Patients of New Inn Surgery do not wish to move practices. Patients of other practices do not want a huge influx of new patients as waiting times for appointments are already too long.
“If you are either a patient of New Inn Surgery, a patient of another surgery in the community or a concerned local resident – please sign this petition today.”