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We can’t lose Cally surgery

08 June, 2018

Councillors Sara Hyde, Paul Convery and Una O’Halloran outside the Roman Way Medical Centre

• IT’S important that people in Cally have good access to NHS services. That’s why we have urged NHS England to provide a new NHS GP surgery when Roman Way Medical Centre closes in August.

With new housing developments in the area on the way, we can’t lose a surgery and expect other small practices to cope with demand, without significant investment.

We are particularly concerned about older and more vulnerable people having to go further to see their doctor, so we need to retain a surgery as close to the current practice as possible.

We can assure Ian Fearnley that we have been working alongside Councillor Janet Burgess, executive member for health and social care at Islington Council, since April to make it clear to NHS England that it must ensure adequate access to NHS services is maintained, (Action, not words, over surgery closure, June 1).

NHS England is responsible for such decisions and we will continue making the case for protecting NHS services in Cally.

CLLR SARA HYDE,
CLLR UNA O’HALLORAN AND
CLLR PAUL CONVERY
Labour, Caledonian ward

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