South Hornchurch doctor’s surgery to close forcing 2,200 people to register elsewhere

16:07 20 May 2014

South Hornchurch Health Centre where the closing clinic is based

South Hornchurch Health Centre where the closing clinic is based


More than 2,200 people registered with a doctor’s practice have been told they must register elsewhere as it is set to close down.

The sole doctor at South Hornchurch Clinic, Dr Mustaq Ahmad Wani, is set to retire on June 30 and NHS England has decided not to replace him.

NHS England has told patients to register with another practice in the area and it will not fill the vacancy left by the outgoing doctor.

The clinic based in the South Hornchurch Health Centre, in South End Road, South Hornchurch, will close on the doctor’s last day.

The other practice in the health centre, Mungo Park Surgery, will remain open and is registering new patients.

A spokesman from NHS England in London said: “NHS England looked at the practice and determined what the next step will be.

“There are several other GP surgeries within a mile of the South Hornchurch Clinic, including one based in the same building, which are currently registering new patients.

“People should ask to register with other doctors in the area as there are plenty of others.”

Brian Parker, 77, of South End Road, who has visited the practice for 20 years, said it was a struggle to register with another doctors in the area.

“It’s a lot of people now trying to get on another doctor’s books,” he said.

A drop in session will be held at the closing surgery on May 29 between 1pm and 3pm where patients can receive further information about how to register with a new practice.

But Mr Parker was not happy with this.

“A lot of people have said it’s a disgrace. This meeting should have been taken as soon as the doctor handed in his notice,” he said.

“There’s no time to organise anything like maybe a protest. It seems done and dusted now.”

Patients who cannot attend the meeting can call NHS England customer services on 0300 311 2233.

Read more:

Mother praises Queen’s Hospital’s ‘unsung heroes’ who saved daughter’s life

A&E like war zone, says Queen’s Hospital doctor

Queen’s Hospital surgeon who removed ovary instead of appendix ‘can keep job’


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 16:49
Police were called after reports of an incident at the Thomson travel agency in Upminster on Friday morning

A man has been charged in relation to an armed robbery at a travel agents.

Yesterday, 15:53
Hornchurch Country Park

A man has been arrested on suspicion of indecent exposure and sexual activity towards a child after an incident in Hornchurch Country Park.

Yesterday, 14:00
Sergo Park Rainham's enterprise quarter

The developer behind a multi-million pound scheme to regenerate run-down industrial sites is to hold an official groundbreaking ceremony and launch.

Yesterday, 13:17
Perry Hayden joins mum Suzanne Hedges, Kieran Dunne, Perry Watling, April Hayden and Paul Hayden

A grieving mum says “overwhelming” community support helped her family cope after her son was stabbed to death outside his home.

Yesterday, 11:13
The Brewery Centre. Peppa Pig and brother George visiting for storytime with Peppa activities. Livia Bartlett (21mths) and mum Nicci meet Peppa and George.

Peppa Pig and her little brother George paid a visit to the Brewery in Romford for half-term fun on Saturday.

Yesterday, 10:23
Simona Boycheva has won Photography for Little People's photographer of the year award twice in a row.

A baby photographer has received an award for the second time just three years after buying a franchise.

Yesterday, 07:00
Bridge Close could be redeveloped with up to 840 homes.

Residents said they are “heartbroken” to have to leave their homes, which will be bulldozed to make way for a new housing development.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news


Show Job Lists

News from your area


Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.


£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now