UPDATE: Kirkby GP closure

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Patients at a Kirkby GP surgery claim they have been told the surgery will have no staff by the end of the month.

Worried residents have contacted Chad after they were allegedly told the Kirkby Community Primary Care Centre on Portland Street would not have any staff by the end of March.

A patient, who wanted to remain anonymous, said she was told by a doctor at an appointment this week.

“I went in and was told by the doctor that they wouldn’t be here at the end of the month. I couldn’t believe it. I was so shocked, and that nobody is letting us know what is happening at the centre.

“I was told this was going to happen because staff were overworked and under manned,” she said.

No information has been given to patients.

“Nobody has been told anything about, we need to know if it is going to close so we can find somewhere else to go,” she added.

A spokesperson for NHS England said: “Central Notts Clinical Services hold the contract to provide GP services at Kirkby Community Primary Care Centre. Under the terms of their contract with us, which runs until 30 September 2016, they are required to ensure patients have access to quality primary care.

“Any patient with any concerns is advised to contact us through the NHS England customer contact centre on 0300 311 22 33 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, excluding English Bank Holidays); email: england.contactus@nhs.net.”