“As commissioners our top priority is to make sure people can access high quality healthcare as close as possible to where they live. We are committed to ensuring all patients registered at the practices will continue to have access to NHS services from 14 September 2020.
“We understand this will be a worrying time for patients who rely on their local surgery services, but we hope they will be reassured by the fact that we are in discussion with an alternative provider who is local to Cornwall. The details of the arrangement are being finalised and we will provide an update as soon as possible. At this time, we do not expect patients to experience any gap in service provision.
“All patients will receive a letter in the next few days with this information. The practice’s website also includes this information.
“As soon as we have more information, we will provide an update.”
Steve Double, MP and James Mustoe, county councillor added: “We have been concerned at reports about Mevagissey Surgery since the beginning of the year and have been working with NHS Kernow and NHS England to ensure issues raised by patients and Mevagissey and St Goran Parish Councils to us have been fed back to the team handling the outcome of the CQC report from February this year.
“It is clear that there have been significant issues with the service provided by the surgery under the most recent contract holder. It is disappointing but not surprising to see this decision.
“Our priority will now to be to continue to work with NHS Kernow and NHS England to ensure the surgery remains open for the communities it serves, and that GP cover remains in place on site. All parties involved understand that it is important that a positive decision on this is reached as soon as possible and we will do all we can to work with the NHS to make sure this happens.”