UPDATE: Please see new post Cuffley Village Surgery still under threat of closure.
With barely a weeks notice the Doctors Surgery in Cuffley is to close at the end of this month.
The letter below was being handed out to patients on Friday, but I suspect the first most people will hear about this will be when they to make their next appointment.
There is an Open Evening this Thursday, 22nd March from 7pm at the Valley View Surgery in Goffs Oak, where questions will be answered.
If you are concerned about this, then the Primary Care Trust (PCT) mentioned in the letter can be found at http://www.nhs.uk/Services/Trusts/Overview. Contact local MP Charles Walker via his website or the Parish Council via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
CUFFLEY & GOFFS OAK MEDICAL PRACTICE
CUFFLEY VILLAGE SURGERY
Dr C.P. Taylor
Dr M. C Stone
Dr G Fuller
Dr J Bell
Tel: 01707 875201 Fax: 01707 876756
It is with great regret that we have to inform you that the Health Centre at Cuffley will be closing as of 1st April 2012. We have been unable to negotiate a new lease with our Landlords the PCT and have had notice to quit by the end of the month.
The Practice will be moving to our other surgery, Valley View Health Centre, Valley View, Goffs Oak, Herts EN7 5E1. All the Doctors and Nurses will continue their sessions at that surgery which has enough capacity for us.
We will continue to visit those patients who are unable to get to surgery due to their medical condition and as now, prescriptions can be handed in at the pharmacy for repeat requests.
We apologise for the short notice of change but unfortunately negotiations failed and a notice to quit ensued.
We are aware that there will be many questions and propose to have an Open Evening on Thursday 22nd March at Valley View Surgery at 7pm.
The Valley View Surgery will be open all day, every day, Monday to Friday. We do also offer some weekday later appointments and alternative Saturday mornings for booked appointments.
The last surgeries will be held at Cuffley on Wednesday 28th March 2012. The new telephone number for appointments is 01707 875223, the new fax number is 01707 875033. Information is also available on our website: www.cuffleyvillagesurgery.co.uk
We ask you for your patience while we make this move, There maybe some delays to our prescription service. We look forward to developing our practice in a purpose-built, modern building and giving you an excellent service.
Dr Pauline Taylor and Dr Michael Stone