To: Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt

Save Our Surgeries

Save Our Surgeries

Do not cut GP Surgery opening hours and funding. Reverse the cuts and allow GP Surgeries to continue to provide the excellent services their patients benefit from.

Why is this important?

The Prime Minister has pledged that everyone should be able to see a GP 8am-8pm seven days a week.
Despite this, NHS England have decided that from next September, two GP practices in Tower Hamlets which currently open these hours, the Barkantine Practice and St Andrews Health Centre, will only open 8am-6.30pm Monday-Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Similar cuts will affect hundreds of practices nationally.
Along with 30-40% funding cuts, this means that these practices and others will struggle to stay open at all.
Please do not allow these surgeries to close. Reverse the cuts and allow GP Surgeries to continue to provide the excellent services their patients benefit from.


Reasons for signing

  • St Andrews helped to save my partners life. Mr Hunt, if it wasn't for these heroic people, I'd probably be spending my day staring at the wall right now, rather than pumping two million quid into your precious rotten economy.
  • The Barkantine is one of the most up to date and efficient surgeries with good clinical practice. The 8am-8pm 7 day week is essential for the growing population in E14 and for those who have to work long hours.
  • The Barkantine Practice is an excellent Surgery which serves the community well. Medical funding should not be reduced especially with the increase of the population in the neighbourhood. We should be building more surgeries to cater for the community.

Updates

2014-11-12 19:58:07 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2014-11-12 14:23:35 +0000

500 signatures reached

2014-11-12 10:30:52 +0000

100 signatures reached

2014-11-12 07:04:51 +0000

50 signatures reached

2014-11-11 19:17:19 +0000

25 signatures reached

2014-11-11 17:11:15 +0000

10 signatures reached