Labour councillors are working to find a suitable site for a new medical centre to serve Marston and Northway

A letter written to the Oxford Mail from Labour’s councillors is below:

Dear Sir,

Many Marston and Northway residents are currently anxious about the future of their GP services and are raising their concerns with us on the doorstep. As you announced in your paper in November 2016, Marston Medical Centre has merged with Bury Knowle Surgery and its Cherwell Drive surgery will close in July. The original plan to relocate the surgery to Northway has fallen through and an alternative site has not yet been found.

As city and county councillors for the area, we are working with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), responsible for GP provision across Oxford. We are also in discussion with Bury Knowle Surgery and are actively investigating alternative sites in the Marston and Northway area, which are easy to reach. We are particularly conscious of the needs of many elderly patients who may have mobility problems and do not have access to a car.

As soon as we have a clearer idea of possible sites, we will arrange a public meeting. This will enable patients to put their questions to doctors, practice managers and the CCG and ought to give them greater certainty and reassurance.

Yours faithfully

Cllr Mark Lygo, County Councillor for Marston and Northway

Cllr Nigel Chapman, City Councillor for Headington Hill and Northway

Cllr Mary Clarkson, City Councillor for Marston

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