A GP practice in High Wycombe will remain open after a patient consultation was held to decide the future of the centre.

The future of Chiltern House Medical Centre, in Temple End, and Dragon Cottage, in Holmer Green, was plunged into doubt over the summer after the partnership that provided its services was dissolved.

Dragon Cottage was shut down permanently in September after the building’s lease ended – however medical chiefs insisted services would continue at Chiltern House.

Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has spent recent months working with patients to develop plans for the Temple End practice.

The CCG has announced today that, following a public survey, another provider will be found to run the practice, rather than closing it down and distributing the patient list to other surgeries.

Director of transformation at Bucks CCG, Nicola Lester, said: “The majority of people who took part in the survey, and those we spoke to at meetings, said that they preferred the option of keeping the practice open by finding another service provider rather than dispersing the list.

“This option means that we will now look for a suitable provider who can provide high quality care for the patients registered at Chiltern House Medical Centre.

“This option will require us to carry out further engagement with patients, staff and stakeholders to see what services they need Chiltern House Medical Centre to provide.

“We are aware that, since July 2018, patients at the practice have undergone a period of uncertainty and change and we would like to thank everyone involved for their patience and cooperation.

“We will continue to work with Chiltern House Medical Centre to ensure that services continue as normal while we carry out these next steps.”

The new provider of services is expected to be in place by the end of summer next year.