Norfolk

Views sought on GP surgery plans in Norfolk

Patients are being encouraged to give their views on plans to move a GP surgery from a "cramped" former shop into a new health centre.

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney said it is keen to hear what local residents think about its proposals for the Gorleston Medical Practice.

The centre could be set up on the Shrublands site in Magdalen Way.

A public consultation runs until 6 September. The results will then be considered at a public meeting.

Physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, both based at the James Paget University Hospital, as well as the podiatry team at Central Surgery could move in to the new centre.

Natalie Williams, senior communications and engagement manager for the trust, said there are "many problems" with the surgery's building in Stuart Close.

"It is too small, does not have disabled access facilities, has no allocated parking spaces and it does not have any training space for the GPs," she added.

"There is little opportunity to extend or change, and this makes it impossible to update the building to the expected standards of a GP health centre today."

The health centre will be based in a temporary building while a more permanent space is developed on the site.

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