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We have been recording the concerns and questions that have been raised at the drop in sessions and at the public meeting as well as those sent to us by email and post.
A list of the key questions raised, along with our initial response to these is published below. We will add to this question and answer list as we receive more feedback.
An Overview of the Proposal
The practice has a unique opportunity to resolve a number of longstanding problems arising from the limited space available to them. There is now a very real possibility to purchase the Stowford Lodge site for a new surgery. This would offer greater space, flexibility and clinic capacity. This development would mean the Sidford surgery would no longer be required and there would be two surgeries in the valley in future – the New Stowford surgery and Blackmore Health Centre.
In September it will be necessary to progress beyond the current preparatory phase, and therefore the practice has been sharing information and discussing this proposal to help people understand the reasoning and to identify views and concerns so that wherever possible these can be addressed. This is an excellent opportunity for medical services in the Sid Valley and we hope our proposed way to solve the longstanding space problems will be supported.Sid Valley Practice - Patient Feedback - Stowford
13/2106/FUL | Creation of new primary health care centre (use class D1), incorporating ancillary pharmacy, associated car parking, cycle parking, ambulance drop off zone, landscaping and boundary treatment | Stowford Lodge Sedemuda Road Sidmouth EX10 9YA
Minutes of the meeting of Sidmouth Town Council’s Planning Committee
Wednesday 9 October 2013
Note : Concern was expressed regarding the incorporation of the ancillary pharmacy and the economic impact this could have on existing pharmacies in the Sidmouth area. It was recommended that a business assessment be undertaken to investigate how local pharmacies are affected.