Terrington doctors set up surgery in scout hut

A village GP surgery serving 6,500 patients is moving into temporary accomodation in a scout hut.

The Terrington St John practice is being taken over by primary care group First Health.

But the outgoing partners have refused their offer of �475,000 for the surgery building.

From Monday doctors, nurses and receptionists will transfer to a temporary home in the village scout hut. A nearby pub has also offered the use of its function room.

Portable buildings are on order, but are not expected to arrive until the middle of December.

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Talks over the current surgery building are believed to have broken down completely, meaning First Health will have to build a new surgery longer-term - the village's second in 10 years.

For the full story, see tomorrow's EDP.

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