More photos: Campaigners gather outside Sidmouth’s Blackmore Health Centre

A protest was held at the Sidmouth surgery. Ref shs 38-16TI 8084. Picture: Terry Ife

A protest was held at the Sidmouth surgery. Ref shs 38-16TI 8084. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

‘Save our surgery’ petition launched

Residents turned out in force to show their support for Sidmouth’s Blackmore Health Centre yesterday (Monday) morning after GPs raised concerns about its future.

East Devon MP Sir Hugo Swire arrived to meet with Sid Valley Practice partners, patient representatives and landlord NHS Property Services (NHSPS) to discuss the future of the town centre site.

Di Fuller, chairman of the Sid Valley Patient Participation Group, thanked everybody who turned out to show their support and urged residents to sign a petition calling on NHSPS to sell the property to the practice to ‘safeguard it for the community’.

Read the full story in Friday’s Sidmouth Herald.


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