The future of New Chapel Surgery, Long Crendon

Closed 27 Nov 2020

Opened 21 Aug 2020

Results updated 23 Apr 2021

A total of 554 responses were made to this survey, which formed part of a wider public consultation run by Unity Health on the future of New Chapel Surgery in Long Crendon.

 

What happens next?

In light of the responses received to the consultation, Unity Health has decided to delay submitting any application to permanently close New Chapel Surgery while other options for primary care provision in Long Crendon are explored.

The practice is working with NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Save Our Surgery local residents’ group, along with Long Crendon Parish Council and the rest of the community, to explore new possibilities for the way GP services can be provided to patients in the Long Crendon area in the future.

One potential option being looked at is to establish some form of innovative new healthcare facility for the village on land at Greenings, Chearsley Road. A proposal for this is being developed by the community, with support from Unity Health.

We will update on any developments to these plans in due course.

It is still the case that the New Chapel surgery is not fit for the requirements of general practice, and this remains an ongoing concern. The site will continue to remain closed during the coronavirus pandemic in the interests of patient and staff safety.

Overview

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Unity Health is asking patients to share their views on the future of New Chapel Surgery in Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire.

New Chapel Surgery in Long Crendon was temporarily closed at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in March. This was done in the interests of patient and staff safety, as the layout of the building made social distancing and managing the risk of infection virtually impossible.

This situation has highlighted the fact that the Long Crendon surgery is really no longer suitable for the needs of a modern GP practice. The ageing building, which has no car parking facilities and poor disabled access, cannot be expanded or redeveloped to adequate standards. It is no longer possible to safely offer the level of service to patients that we would wish to as a modern, innovative GP Practice

As a result of these considerations, Unity Health, which operates this site,  now believes the best course of action is to permanently close the Long Crendon surgery. We hope to apply to NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for commissioning all GP services in Bucks, to close the surgery later this year, but it is vital that we first understand the views and needs of our patients to ensure any future proposals take these into account.

We would be very grateful if you could please take part in this survey to help us.

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