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Folkestone GP practices closing lists for new patients

12/09/2017

Healthwatch Kent comments on Folkestone GP practices closing lists for new patients

 

Healthwatch Kent's Steve Inett said, "Yesterday seven Folkestone GP practices announced they have applied to stop accepting new patients due to a GP shortage. This is worrying to hear as the Folkestone East Family Practice will be closing on 1st November 2017.

We have raised our concerns with South Kent Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group and are waiting for a more detailed response to see what the impacts may be.

As the independent voice for patients in Kent, we have heard about peoples’ experience of Folkestone GP practices.  We share all the feedback we receive directly with the Care Quality Commission and South Kent Coastal Commissioning Group. We would encourage anybody who has an experience of accessing a GP practice, either good or not, to share it with us. We will anonymise your experience and use it to help improve their services.”

Contact Healthwatch Kent at any time for free on 0808 801 0102, click 'talk to us', or email info@healthwatchkent.co.uk.


UPDATE: Check out the link below for the latest update. 

http://healthwatchkent.co.uk/news/update-folkestone-gp-practices-closing-lists-new-patients

 

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