Failing surgery is given reprieve
A FAILING GP surgery which could have closed after two senior doctors were removed from their posts will stay open.
Health bosses considered closing Golborne Health Centre - which would have affected around 4,700 patients - after inspectors found it ‘inadequate’.
Under the management of Dr Abubaker Anis and Yasmin Anis, the practice had made little progress since being placed in special measures last year.
Both doctors have since had their contract revoked - a move which prompted concerns about the surgery’s long term future.
But a new GP will take over in a caretaker capacity from January 1, while a permanent replacement is found.
Dr Tim Dalton, chair of the CCG, hopes the decision made on November 5 will ‘reassure’ patients and staff.