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Harlow MP Robert Halfon raises concerns over over Osler House closure

News / Tue 27th Feb 2018 at 03:33pm

Harlow MP condemns “terrible” decision to close Osler House Surgery

FOLLOWING the announcement that Osler House Surgery will be closing it’s doors to residents from 30th April 2018, Harlow MP, Robert Halfon, has raised his concerns.

Robert said:

“I think the closure of Osler House is a terrible and short-sighted decision. Harlow is an rapidly expanding town and it makes no sense to close a surgery which has been serving the Potter Street community for over 60 years.

I am very concerned that I received no prior notice of this closure and that the decision appears to have been reached without any consultation with patients, user groups, and the wider community.

I have been contacted by patients of the surgery, particularly the elderly, who are worried about how they are going to access GP services because of a lack of public transport to other GP locations and anxious that they might not be able to access a home visit when needed.

I have already been in touch with the Chief Officer and the Chair of the West Essex CCG and will be challenging this decision.”

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2 Comments for Harlow MP Robert Halfon raises concerns over over Osler House closure:

tony edwards
2018-02-27 16:11:25

How is it possible for a Gp Surgery to be closed without any public consultation? Could it be something to do with the way "services" are now "commissioned" by the NHS. With services being "commissioned" by "commissioners" and provided by "providers" who have no public accountability. So yes Robert it is a terrible short sited decision - but the fact that it can happen is down to the policies your government have been extolling.

Maverick
2018-03-19 00:04:28

People need to look deeper at the history of this Practise from what I recall it's had issues for over 20 years so that covers both political parties.

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