Press Release from The Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group

Date: 27 July 2017

The current Doctors’ Surgery, Malling Health Wrekin GP Practice, located at Telford Princess Royal Hospital, will close on 31 July 2017. The Walk-In Centre will continue to offer appointments until the 9 August 2017 from until

All patients who are registered at the practice will have received a letter advising them to re-register with a different GP practice and outlining with whom, and how, they can do this. Any patient who has not re-registered will automatically be allocated a new GP practice.

There are seven GP practices within two miles of the current GP practice. However, for patients who have not yet re-registered, a full list of GP practices can be found on Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group’s website (

Anyone who has any concerns, or would like any further information can contact the CCG’s Patient Advice and Liaison Team on 01952 580407.

As part of the ongoing plans to improve patient access to GP services across Telford and Wrekin; a number of GP practices are already offering extended opening hours (including evenings, weekends and bank holidays). These improvements are part of the wider plan to improve patient access to GPs including:

  • Patients with no fixed address can access any GP practice and request an appointment
  • As of 1 July, patients who are not from the Telford and Wrekin, Shropshire, or Staffordshire area, are able to access any GP practice and request an appointment

CCG Chair Jo Leahy explained:

“Following a number of conversations we have had with patients and local patient participation groups, we have been working with local GP practices during the past year to identify how we can provide greater cover across the area for our patients, including better access to GP services.

“A series of planned improvements will mean that we will be able to offer a more robust service with extended opening hours to meet the needs of our local population and give them access to GP services nearer to their homes.”