Proposed Surgery Relocation




The engagement for the proposed move to a new purpose built medical centre on Lower Forster Street ended on Friday 19th January 2018. The surgeries had a tremendous response reaching over 3000 people. 806 patients completed a questionnaire and we had feedback from local pharmacists, residents, doctors and other interested parties. We also had feedback on our Facebook pages and from Healthwatch. Thank you to all of those who took time to listen to our proposal and give us their feedback.

 Of the 806 patients who returned the questionnaire, 406 (50.3%) were not in favour of the proposal.  The most common reasons given for not supporting the proposal were concerns about parking and access to the proposed site.  

 We greatly value the views of our patients and will listen to this feedback. We will reassess the proposal and try to work out a way to address these concerns. The Lower Forster Street site has recently been sold to new developers and we will continue to work with them to consider whether this site remains the most suitable and we will also again explore whether other sites might be available.

 We still believe that a new modern health centre will provide greater access to services, a wider range of services and improved quality health care for our patients. We hope that we can propose a development that our patients will support.  Once we have explored and developed options for new proposals we will again engage with our patients to seek their views.


We are proposing to move to a new purpose built medical centre on Lower Forster Street. The proposed new medical centre will be home to four GP practices. It will also have a pharmacy and a café.

You can find more information on the CCG website please follow this link

Addition information:

Patient Engagement – Presentation

Patient Engagement – Information Leaflet



Proposed Model Images