PROPOSED CLOSURE OF ULEY SURGERY – Guide for Letter of Objection

This is for anyone to use as a guide to putting in writing your objections to the proposed closure of Uley Surgery. The bullet points in italics are just suggestions, please feel free to adapt it however you like and add your own thoughts.

Please send copies to:

MP:  email Siobhan.Baillie.mp@parliament.uk or address it to her at the House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA

At Cam Surgery, Fairmead, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 5NE :  Drs Marion McDowell and Mike Armstrong,  Practice Manager Ian Cawthorne

Becky Parish: email: becky.parish@nhs.net  or at Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group, Sanger House, 5220 Valiant Court, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth,GL3 4FE

Dear

I would like to register my objection to the closure of the doctor’s surgery in Uley.

We have been fortunate indeed to have a main dispensing surgery in our village.  It has provided excellent care for over 5 decades and is very much valued and appreciated by the residents of Uley.  The merger with the Orchard Medical Practice in 2013 was supposed to secure the long-term future of the surgery in Uley but this is now under threat.

The things I value most about Uley surgery are

(suggestions:

  • easily accessed by most people in the village,
  • timely appointment system,
  • dispensing services,
  • familiarity of staff etc)
  • Anything else you can think of

The closure of the surgery would have an impact on my life in the following ways:

  • Transport problems, distance, difficulties for those without their own car.
  • Collection of medication
  • Inability to access internet/poor mobile phone coverage
  • Please add any more issues you can think of

I would also like to comment on the wider impact that the proposed closure would have.

  • Loss of valuable facility in the village
  • Elderly and those with limited resources most disadvantaged
  • Government policy to reduce the need for travel
  • Please add any more

I understand that the Care Commissioning Group will be involved in the decision making process about the future of our surgery and I urge you to take  all these concerns into account when the time comes.

Yours sincerely