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Local people are being invited to submit their views on proposals to relocate two GP practices in Clacton to the nearby Clacton Hospital site.

The Ranworth and St James’ GP practices have both expressed a wish to move from their current outdated premises, giving them the opportunity to deliver primary care services from new and more modern facilities and better serve their patients.

The relocation would also allow for the creation of a facility integrating community-based services at Clacton Hospital, such as diagnostics, UTC, physio and other therapies and outpatients, with those care services provided by both GP practices.

No health care services would be lost as a result of the relocation, and the new facilities would offer an improved environment for patient care and better working surroundings for staff.

Over the next six weeks people are encouraged to give their feedback on these proposals by completing a short survey - Ranworth and St James' GP practice relocation to Clacton Hospital Survey.

Those without internet access can give feedback by calling 0800 389 6819.

Patients of the two practices who have registered a mobile ‘phone number will be receiving a text link to the survey direct.

Pam Green, chief officer, NHS North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This is a marvellous opportunity to give a real boost to two of our local GP surgeries, resulting in new facilities and new services that will really benefit patients.

“It’s important though that people tell us what they think of these proposals, so we can get things right first time, so do please give us your feedback.”