Plans have been submitted to partly demolish Briset surgery in Eltham after the practice closed at the end of March 2020.
Dr Sennik retired and now plans are in to build two new homes with some of the existing building retained. No new GP surgery will be included. Patients were advised to register at other surgeries. The planning application states:
“NHS England are proposing a plan to centralise care and health facilities. The current plan is to move smaller surgeries like Briset Corner and merge them with larger local centres.”
This causes some obvious issues such as additional strain on transport networks and hinders those with mobility problems.
GP numbers fell by 340 across the country in 2019 . In 2015 Jeremy Hunt promised an extra 5,000 GPs by 2020. By 2019 there had actually been a fall of 4 per cent, a reduction of 1,088.
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