I have recently spoken to some constituents who are concerned about the proposed closure of Ketton Branch Surgery, particularly from those who are elderly or particularly vulnerable and would struggle to travel to an alternative site.
Uppingham Surgery, who manage the practice, say they have been experiencing difficulty in managing and sustaining the site for some time, and that by centralising services into a single site at Uppingham Surgery, GP services would be more efficient.
I have written to the Practice Manager to ask for their full assessment of the problems Ketton Surgery is struggling with and why this particular proposal has been made. I have stressed the concerns from my constituents, particularly from those without their own transport who would have to rely on the 2-hourly Service 12 bus service to reach an alternative surgery. You can read the surgery’s response to my letter below.
The practice have announced a 90-day public consultation from 1st February to 1st May. I would urge you to make your voice heard and fill in the online survey or attend one of drop in sessions, as detailed in the “Letter to Patients” attachment.
I will keep you updated in the coming weeks.