GOSPORT MP Caroline Dinenage has praised the work of staff at a busy medical centre.
The MP visited Stubbington Medical Practice this week to meet workers there and take a tour of the surgery’s facilities.
During her visit, she spoke to the surgery’s partners about how she could help find solutions to a lack of space at the practice.
Ms Dinenage said: ‘The staff at Stubbington Medical Centre are a great team and their hard work is hugely valued by the local community.
‘However, the accessibility of care is sometimes compromised by the absence of space and essential facilities such as lifts.
‘For many people, life would be very difficult without the help and support of the fantastic doctors and nurses that work in our area, which is why I am committed to supporting the surgery in overcoming the problems it faces.’
This week it was announced the government has decided to launch a pilot scheme to extend the opening hours of GP surgeries across the country.
The new scheme will be trialled in nine pilot areas and will allow patients to communicate with doctors by phone, e-mail, or Skype.