Public Health England Rebukes Stapenhill Medical Centre Over Alleged Involvement in Rosliston Closure

Heather Wheeler, MP for South Derbyshire, has received a response from the Chief Executive of Public Health England, Duncan Selbie, on the current situation concerning Rosliston Medical Centre.

In his reply to Mrs Wheeler’s letter of last month, Mr Selbie confirmed that Rosliston Medical Centre was not closed upon advice from Public Health England. He added that Public Health England does not have the authority to close a medical premises.

Rosliston Medical Centre has been asked to amend the incorrect information shown on its website referring to Public Health England as a reason for the ongoing closure.

Commenting on the revelation, Heather said:

 “I am very concerned the management of Rosliston Medical Centre have been misleading their patients as to why the surgery is shut.

Anyone with an interest in this issue knows the reasons for the GP partners wanting to relocate their 1800 patients at Rosliston to Stapenhill but this is simply an insult to those they are there to serve.

I have already written to the Chief Executive of the East Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Marcus Warnes, urging him to ensure the surgery is reopened as soon as possible and I will be contacting him again in light of this very concerning information.

I will also be contacting the Stapenhill Medical Centre directly.”