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To: North Lanarkshire health board

Stop Kilsyth medical centre refusing Twechar patients

Stop Kilsyth medical centre refusing Twechar patients

Acknowledge how long Twechar as a community has been with this practice and how important it is to the village to keep there health practice and GP .

Why is this important?

It is important as this the local practice for most of the village and has been for over 100 years also the community don’t have great access to travel to other practices it has been bad enough with the cuts to services vital to the community.

Twechar, Glasgow

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Reasons for signing

  • Everyone deserves to be served at a healthcare practice
  • So without any notice or information to patients directly kilsyth health centre have decided to stop Twechar residents from becoming new patients. However making matters worse residents who have been registered for over 50 years are unable to change address even if they remain within the same village. They are being forced to access a new health centre. Only a few health centres within kirkintilloch will accept Twechar patients.
  • My family have been served by this practice since it was servers rooms in Market St. I would like to know why the partners are taking this action and what is the view of NHS Lanarkshire .


2019-08-08 14:27:51 +0100

This is the latest I’ve relieve from MP Stuart McDonald also councillor Jamieson is taking the case up as well , the petition is still opened for signatures if more people to sign .

Thanks Margaret

2019-08-08 14:19:33 +0100

Dear Ms Tonagh,

Thank you for the response I received dated 25th June 2019 regarding my constituents concern that Kilsyth Medical Partnership has changed the area boundary requirements for patients accepted to the Practice.

I have recently been contacted again by my constituents from Twechar who remain concerned with this issue.

2019-08-08 14:10:52 +0100

It has been highlighted to me by one of my constituents that they have a family member who has moved only fifty yards away from their previous address within Twechar and they have been asked to leave the practice. My constituent has highlighted to me that it seems unreasonable to request a patient leave the practice following such a small move in address.

In addition to this, it has been highlighted to me by my constituents that the nearest practice to Twechar is Kilsyth. The closest alternative to this would be Kirkintilloch and I am aware my constituents have concern that this would be a significantly further distance to travel while they are unwell. This is of particular concern to my disabled constituents who have highlighted to me the difficulty moving practice would cause to them.

2019-08-08 14:07:16 +0100

It has also been highlighted to me by one of my constituents that they have been a patient of Kilsyth Medical Practice their whole life. I understand that they suffer ongoing health conditions and they are aware the practice has their full medical history and understands their conditions. Further to this, they fear that if they move a short distance away from their current home they will be required to leave this practice and join another practice that has no history of their medical conditions.

I would be grateful if you would investigate this matter and reconsider your decision to change the boundary Kilsyth Medical Practice accept patients from.

I look forward to your response in due course.


2019-07-31 23:25:19 +0100

I would just like to update everyone that has taken time to sign the petition it has now been submitted to our local MP , I've also asked local councillors to sign and help but response was they would look into it , I will keep everyone updated when I receive any news and thank you all .

Margaret Murray

2019-07-18 19:12:59 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-07-17 23:43:13 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-07-17 22:03:43 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-07-17 21:44:18 +0100

10 signatures reached