A BASINGSTOKE medical practice could be on the move soon as plans have been revealed to move to another surgery.

GPs at the Crown Heights Medical Practice based in Great Binfields Road, Lychpit, are looking for the views of locals about their potential move.

The practice is thinking about moving from their current location above the Tesco Metro to the branch surgery at the Old Basing Health Centre in Manor Lane, Old Basing.

The surgery in Lychpit was originally built as office accommodation on the first floor of what is now the Tesco Metro. The offices were then converted into a GP surgery to deliver healthcare services to people in the East of Basingstoke and the surrounding areas. The surgery in Lychpit has two consulting rooms and one treatment room.

The ever-changing way that healthcare is delivered means that the building has now been deemed not to be fit for use as a modern healthcare facility. The treatment room, which is necessary for carrying out a wide range of procedures, does not currently conform to current infection prevention and control requirements.

GPs have considered several options, but the result had come down to two options: close the surgery and have patients use the practice in Alencon Link, or move to Old Basing. The lease on the building is due to run out in June 2018, and the option of closing the surgery was described as ‘not in the patient’s best interests.’

Views are being sought until the end of December. Anyone who feels they might be affected by the move can find a leaflet from Crown Heights in Alencon Link, Lychpit surgery or the Old Basing Surgery. This leaflet also contains a ‘frequently asked questions’ section, as well as the opportunity to submit feedback on the reverse.

The leaflet is also available to download on the practice website at www.crownheightsmedicalcentre.co.uk.