Maintain the excellent Riverside GP surgery in Halling & Cuxton

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We, the undersigned, are asking that the catchment area for our GP surgery, Riverside Medical Practice, in Halling and Cuxton, is changed to exclude the area to the South of Holborough.

Huge growth in the numbers of patients has occurred over the past four years, due in part to large housing developments in the area which has meant that the practice is unable to cope with the numbers. The rate of growth has also recently been increased by an influx of patients who live in Snodland. This is thought to have happened because of patient dissatisfaction with the surgery there. A look at the online reviews of the surgeries is testament to this. Currently Riverside is registering two new patients per day from Snodland.

 Our GP, Dr. Malladi, has no further room to expand his surgery because of a lack of physical space and financial assistance from the authorities.  Recruitment of more permanent GPs at the rate required is extremely difficult.  Neither does he have the infrastructure to service all these patients such as record storage, waiting room space, back office space and car parking.

 As patients at Riverside, we are concerned that the excellent service that we currently receive from Dr. Malladi and his colleagues will not be maintained as the increase in the number of patients swamps the facilities that the surgery can offer.