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Small Lincoln GP surgery to close

A small GP surgery in uphill Lincoln is set to close this autumn.

Burton Road Surgery on Burton Road, run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS), is sending letters to all its patients announcing the decision.

The 2,777-patient surgery has one doctor, Dr Olanrewaju Saidu.

The closure comes as LCHS’s contract to run the service for NHS England is coming to an end.

NHS England has been considering how it will run its services within the county, and decided the surgery would be best closed.

NHS England says there are a number of other surgeries in the area, and that small surgeries like Burton Road are struggling to meet the challenges facing modern day surgeries.

The surgery expects to close in September 2014.

Nearby surgeries include Cliff House Medical Practice, Minster Medical Practice, Lindum Medical Practice and practices within Newland Health Centre.

Any patients with questions, opinions or concerns can contact NHS England on 0116 295 7610 or email england.leiclincsmedical@nhs.net.

Alternatively, there will be a drop in session by Area Team staff at Burton Road Methodist Church on June 3, between 9.30am to 12.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm.