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Councillor says closure of Ketton surgery "disappointing"

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A Rutland County Councillor has expressed his disappointment at the announcement that Uppingham Surgery’s Ketton branch is to close.

Councillor Gordon Brown (Cons), ward member for the Ketton said: "This is very disappointing news.

"The residents of Ketton worked very hard in arguing to retain the surgery and during the consultation process questioned the case presented by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Uppingham Surgery who run the Ketton branch.

"I did not believe that the surgery had provided a sufficiently robust case to justify closure especially when the key issue raised by the practice was doctor recruitment, something which they controlled."

Coun Brown said that in documents presented to the CCG Committee, it appeared that despite the extended

consultation period, patient’s concerns were ignored or not given sufficient weight.

"The group of concerned residents who spearheaded the campaign against the closure will have to consider the position and find if there is a route we can take so that we can maintain GP services locally," he said.

His comments follow a decision by the East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group’s (ELR CCG) Primary Care Commissioning Committee (PCCC) to close Ketton Branch Surgery following a public consultation.

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