To: Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP and Brighton and Hove CCG

Save Meadow Parade Doctors Surgery

Save Meadow Parade Doctors Surgery

Guarantee the continuing presence of a doctors surgery at Meadow Parade after the planned spring review.To restore surgery hours to two surgeries per day,and to continue to provide a full service for local people.

Why is this important?

Local doctors surgeries are being closed at an alarming rate. This has happened at short notice, and with no consultation with patients. This denies us access to a local surgery. Meadow Parade surgery will only be open in mornings from now on, with a review in spring which may lead to it closing altogether, leaving NO doctors surgery in Rottingdean. The nearest will be in Saltdean, which is difficult and inconvenient for local people, especially the elderly and infirm, to get to.

Rottingdean, Brighton

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Reasons for signing

  • More new homes and fewer doctors' surgeries? Crazy!
  • Saltdean is two bus rides away from much of Rottingdean, or a very long walk up hill. This would be awful for frail elderly, mum's with young children, people with disabilities, and people who are simply not feeling well. We have no choice in which GPs we are allocated. If we have to catch two buses to get to the doctors, we should be entitled to choose a doctors surgery anywhere in Brighton. Health care is a moral and legal right.
  • We cannot stress how important it is to have access to local GP services in our community. It is alarming that so any surgeries have closed in the Brighton and Hove area in the last two years alone.

Updates

2017-12-08 23:13:42 +0000

Sat Dec 12th.Petition handed in to local MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle who is very sympathetic.He is writing a supportive letter to local CCG in order to get them to clarify their position on the future of the surgery.

2017-12-04 09:59:01 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-12-03 22:45:21 +0000

What a fantastic response.We will have reached the target of 1000 signatures by the end of the week,but please keep them coming.On Friday 8th Dec I will be presenting the petition to Lloyd Russell Moyle our local MP and discussing with him how we can proceed with the campaign to prevent the surgery from closing.Many thanks for showing your support and solidarity in fighting to preserve what we have all paid for through our taxes.

2017-11-13 19:44:14 +0000

Great that we have now gathered over 800 signatures in just over a week.
Also good news in that I have heard from LLoyd Russell-Moyle our local MP who has pledged his support.I know he was active in fighting the closure of The Ridgeway surgery in Woodingdean.He made it clear a plan must be put in place to prevent further surgery closures as well as to encourage the opening of new ones.

2017-11-09 20:13:34 +0000

Adam Doyle at

bhccg.ccg@nhs.net

2017-11-09 20:09:34 +0000

Caroline Lucas has written to Adam Doyle, the Chief Accountable Officer at BHCCG about the Meadow Parade surgery.Why not do that too?

2017-11-07 22:55:36 +0000

I forgot to say that the email link referred to below is underneath the orange title on this page.Just click on the blue box next to "campaign created by...". You can contact me there if you can help.
Thanks Andy.

2017-11-07 22:46:09 +0000

Thanks for signing.Your response has been brilliant and we have now reached 600 signatures.Many local shops and businesses are displaying the petition in their windows,so watch out for them in the village.If you know of a good place for display,let me know and I'll get a poster to you.
I will be organising a paper petition soon,as I realise that not everyone has access to computer technology.If you can help with collecting signatures either in your home area, aty your child's school gate,or on Rottingdean High Street as part of a group,please let me know leaving contact details.You can contact me through the email link.
Thanks Andy.

2017-11-07 17:54:24 +0000

500 signatures reached

2017-11-03 02:03:56 +0000

100 signatures reached

2017-11-02 19:12:51 +0000

50 signatures reached

2017-11-02 18:15:35 +0000

25 signatures reached

2017-11-02 17:37:47 +0000

10 signatures reached