'Patients may not have a GP' after closure of surgery in Leicester Forest East
More than 1,000 patients could be without a GP following the closure of their surgery in Leicester Forest East.
Health officials are writing to them urging them to register with a practice as soon as possible.
It follows the closure of the Hunter's Lodge Medical Centre yesterday after the retirement of Dr Neil Grundy, who co-owns the practice, at the beginning of February.
About 2,200 of his patients have signed up to new surgeries.
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Lesley Harrison, associate director for primary care contracts for NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, said: "We were in discussion with the owners of Hunters Lodge Medical Centre with a view to other GPs continuing to provide services from there.
"However, we were unable to get a firm agreement for the continued use of the surgery after March 1."
Many patients have chosen to register with the nearby Forest House Medical Centre.
For advice on registering with a GP, call 0116 295 7888, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.