Walsall GP surgeries under threat in radical health shake up

Two doctor’s surgeries face closure and a further six would merge under radical plans to revamp Walsall’s GP services.

The proposals, which also include scrapping weekend and out-of-hours appointments for five surgeries, will affect more than 30,000 patients.

Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is proposing to close Kingfisher Medical Practice, based at Bentley Medical Centre on Churchill Road in Bentley, and Keys Family Practice, based at Willenhall Health Centre on Field Street in Willenhall.

The two practices look after 4,768 and 4,808 patients respectively.

Full story at The Express and Star, 9 August 2017