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PATIENTS of a surgery threatened with closure are being invited to have their say over its replacement.

GPs at the Locks Road Surgery in Locks Heath had wanted to close the practice in April this year and amalgamate it with its sister practice, in Whiteley. But many of the patients protested and a consultation was launched.

NHS Hampshire is now putting forward three options, all of which include closing the Locks Road branch. Patients can choose from either moving to Whiteley or registering elsewhere, extending Brook Lane surgery, or a GP service in Fareham Community Hospital.

Martin Cox, from Hampshire LINk, an independent body in charge of gathering people’s views, said: ‘We will use all of the views given to produce a report which will be used by NHS Hampshire to make a decision on how to provide GP services to patients using Locks Road Surgery.’

Have a say at surveymonkey.com/s/gpservices or request a paper copy on 01489 611675.