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GP practice will not be built at Rainham’s Orchard Village estate due to issues with residents’ homes

PUBLISHED: 07:00 20 December 2017

A block of flats within the Orchard Village estate, Rainham. Picture: Google Maps

A block of flats within the Orchard Village estate, Rainham. Picture: Google Maps

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It has been revealed that the reason why a GP practice will no longer be constructed at an estate, is due to “building issues” with residents’ homes.

Work on a new doctor’s surgery had began at the Orchard Village, Rainham, run by Clarion Housing, but has stopped following numerous complaints from residents, with some moving out as a result.

In the email sent to councillors from the Director of Primary Care Transformation at the Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge (BHR) CCGs Sarah See, she said: “As you may remember, NHS England and Havering CCG identified the need for a new GP practice in Orchard Village as an additional 2,500 residents would be moving to the estate and be looking to register with a GP.

“However, residents who purchased homes on the estate have since complained about numerous build issues with their homes and some residents have moved out.

“These building issues have also affected the area designated for the GP practice and subsequently put a stop to the building work. The continued delays have also resulted in the planned provider of the GP practice withdrawing. This means that the CCG would need to undertake a new procurement process to secure a new provider for the GP practice.

“The CCG has looked at all possible options, and our Primary Care Commissioning Committee has now taken the decision to stop progressing with the Orchard Village GP practice, as it is no longer a viable option.”

Plans for the practice have been discussed since 2015 as part of the estate’s regeneration scheme but will no longer go ahead but an update will be provided early next year.

A Clarion Housing Group spokeswoman said: “We are deeply disappointed that the Primary Care Commissioning Committee has taken this decision and we were looking forward to working with them to bring forward a useful new facility for the local community.

“We are now considering our options for the space.”

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