To: Mr Calum Campbell, Chief Executive NHS Lanarkshire

Allow Dr Glen to open a branch surgery in Caldercruix

Allow Dr Glen to open a branch surgery in Caldercruix

Allow Dr Glen to open her surgery. Local residents with the support of Caldercruix Community Council members call on you to change that decision because patients deserve choice in Caldercruix, Plains and Hillend.

Why is this important?

Dr Glen has renewed her application to add Plains, Caldercruix and Hillend to her practice area and is hoping to achieve this by August 2018 with agreement from Lanarkshire NHS.
The Primary Care Department of NHS Lanarkshire gave assurances in Caldercruix in January 2014 at a public meeting that there would continue to be GP services in Caldercruix at dedicated premises.The present service is well short of the assurances given to Alex Neil MSP in 2014 about a commitment to having a GP in the village. Assurances were also given to the Scottish Government that a GP would be in place in the village.
The NHS is under pressure and Dr Glen is able to offer appointments in a permanent building with nursing and administrative support all ready to run for the benefit of local villages.

How it will be delivered

The petition will be delivered to Calum Campbell at NHS Lanarkshire Headquarters
Kirklands
Fallside Road
Bothwell
G71 8BB

Caldercruix

Reasons for signing

  • The reopening of this facility would be a major asset for the community especially those that do not have their own transport
  • I have friend who need this service in caldercruix
  • maureenmcaleese

Updates

2018-05-08 14:17:51 +0100

Well, Dr Glen has applied under the 2018 GMS Contract (that's the new contract for GPs in Scotland) to extend her Centenary Surgery practice to include Caldercruix, Plains and Hillend using her purpose built surgery again. Her application under the old contract was rejected by NHS Lanarkshire as you know. If her application is rejected again then she will be able to appeal direct to the Scottish Government and we are confident that she will succeed. Our sincere hope is that she will be able to open up with appointments by August.

2018-03-10 16:16:44 +0000

Councillor Beveridge has raised the issue before - if anything is to change then local people must support the petition now:
https://councilloralanbeveridge.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/wellwynd-surgery-caldercruix/

2018-03-10 16:13:08 +0000

Help us reach 300 names and more by the end of March - have you asked your neighbours to sign? Could you help with leaflets? If you live locally then all you need is your own email address to sign - ask everyone in your household to add their name.

2018-03-08 14:12:36 +0000

We need your support to leaflet the villages, please get in touch with the Community Council.

2018-02-14 08:18:40 +0000

In the news today: Please pick up and share the story on your social media and ask local residents to sign the petition.
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/dozens-support-petition-calling-return-12017886

2018-02-13 12:14:28 +0000

Also, Plains Community Council facebook

https://www.facebook.com/Plains-Community-Council-1524732761182627/

2018-02-13 12:09:19 +0000

We now feature on Caldercruix Community Council facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1155322127928125/

2018-01-29 20:02:35 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-01-29 15:33:24 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-01-29 13:57:21 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-01-29 13:27:05 +0000

10 signatures reached