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UPDATE ON DEER PARK MEDICAL CENTRE: REFERRAL TO SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group has been notified by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, that the closure of Deer Park Medical Centre in Witney should go ahead as planned on 24 March as continuing the existing service is not now a safe or practical option.

The decision to close the practice has been referred for an initial assessment to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel which will report back by 11 April, but the Secretary of State has advised that in the interest of safety and continued access to care, patients should now re-register with one of the alternative local practices (a patient will need to live within the practice boundary) with space available on their lists.

Patients who do not register with a new practice risk being unable to easily access medical care from a GP. All the alternative practices are happy to help make the process of changing surgeries as swift and as simple as possible.

Anyone with questions or concerns can contact the Patient Services team at OCCG on 0800 052 6088 or email patient.services@oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk

For more information about GP practices in the Witney area check here

Please read the Secretary of State’s letter in full.

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