A CAMPAIGN for a new GP surgery to satisfy an ‘unmet need’ in Wycombe has been revived – but the location remains a mystery.

A petition to ensure that a “new health centre and doctors surgery” gets the go-ahead in Downley and Disraeli wards is gaining interest – but organisers are keeping precise details of the preferred site close to their chests.

Bucks Free Press:

PICTURED: Cllr Khalil Ahmed (right), Trevor Snaith and Melanie Smith

Cllr Khalil Ahmed, former Wycombe District councillor Trevor Snaith, and ward council hopeful Melanie Smith are behind the campaign.

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They have had “provisional conversations” with The Pastures Church about the possibility of a new health centre “within their land” – while also claiming to have “identified a location within Downley” the trio said was ‘plausible, but yet to be announced’.

Last year, Mr Snaith asked Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to review the need for a GP in the east of High Wycombe.

When Downley and Disraeli were found to be ‘lacking’, all three enlisted help from Downley Parish Council to pressure the CCG.

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Bucks Free Press:

Cllr Ahmed: “We have placed posters outside the Downley Pharmacy, Tara’s newsagents, The Pastures Church and the Co-op”

“In December, we were informed by the CCG they were going to do scoping work…to identify the need for GP services throughout the town, starting this month (February),” said Cllr Ahmed. “However, this has been delayed by the lockdown.

“To ensure we have public support we have started a petition. We also have the support of the Downley Pharmacy and Q2 Pharmacy.

“We have placed posters outside the Downley Pharmacy, Tara’s newsagents, The Pastures Church and the Co-op.”

On their petition page it reads: “We call upon the [CCG] and the new Buckinghamshire Council to work together to provision a health centre encompassing a doctors surgery in the Downley and Disraeli area in order to meet the identified deficiency in the area specified.”

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