Nottingham

West Bridgford GP merger plans put on hold

Plans for super surgery
Image caption Objections have been raised over transport links to the proposed new site

A decision on plans to relocate five Nottinghamshire GP practices into one "super surgery" has been deferred.

The plan would see four West Bridgford surgeries merge, with a fifth practice relocating to the new facility, which would be built on Wilford Lane.

About 30,000 patients would be affected by the move.

NHS Nottinghamshire County has deferred its final decision on the planned merger and relocation until May, amid concerns over transport links.

The four practices affected are Ludlow Hill Surgery, Compton Acres Medical Practice, Southview Surgery and Trent Bridge Medical Practice.

Both the clinical and the financial aspects of the move have been agreed in principle, but health bosses said there was a need for improved public access to the site.

The plans have been the subject of a consultation with many patients saying transport to the site would be an issue.

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