Greyfriars patients waiting to see who their new GP will be

Protest against the closure of Greyfriars Medical centre, Yarmouth.

Protest against the closure of Greyfriars Medical centre, Yarmouth. - Credit: Nick Butcher

Some patients are still to find out who their new doctor will despite the imminent closure of their current surgery.

Protest outside the NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) by people oppo

Protest outside the NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) by people opposed to the closing of Greyfriars Medical Clinic and Walk in Centre in Great Yarmouth. Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

The Greyfriars GP surgery closes next month affecting over 5,000 patients.

Cath Byford, deputy chief executive at the NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said they are still in the process of writing to patients who are transferring to another GP to confirm the name of their new practice.

The majority are transferring to the neighbouring Lighthouse Surgery in Howard Street South, Great Yarmouth.

Alternative provisions are also being put in place for when the walk-in centre at Greyfriars closes next month.


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The contract for the clinic comes to an end on September 28.

An enhanced NHS 111 telephone service will start the following day, and the building will remain open to patients but only on weekends and bank holidays, and with a reduced appointment-only service.

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Ms Byford said they were working closely with private provider IC24 to put in enhanced cover within the NHS 111 service and additional out-of-hours clinical staff, including nurses and GPs, will be based at the James Paget to triage patient.

She added: 'All of these enhanced services will be publicised widely to minimise the impact of the change on the ED.'

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