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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Adel Surgery temporary closure

Alwoodley Medical Centre is taking measures to protect patients and their staff. This includes changes to the way appointments are booked, reducing face to face appointments and increasing telephone/video consultations. We need to introduce additional temporary measures for business continuity and to make best use of our available workforce. In our case this means that our smaller branch site at Adel needs to close temporarily.

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Message from Sister Karen Gornall

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After 42 years of nursing, with 26 of those years with the practice I have decided to retire and will be leaving the surgery at the end of March.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish the practice population the best of good health and leave you in the capable hands of the clinical team whose aim is to provide you with quality care.

To those patients and their families who I have known for many years I would like to extend a big thank you for the many smiles, lots of laughter, some tears, some losses but much friendship, support and respect. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have been part of your healthcare needs. I sincerely wish you and your families all the best wishes.


In response to Karen............Sister Gornall has been an invaluable member of our team for 26 years and it has been a pleasure to work with her. Karen will be greatly missed by colleagues and patients. We wish her a long and happy retirement.

Proposed closure of Adel Surgery

IMG 0235We are asking for the views of our patients for our proposals to close our branch surgery at Long Causeway, Adel (Adel Surgery). This survey runs from Monday 24 February 2020 until midnight on Sunday 5 April 2020.

The reasons behind our proposal:

  • To allow us to bring all our services and resources under one roof and enable us to continue to improve the excellent standard of care we offer our patients.
  • To enable us to use our staff more efficiently so that they can see all patients at one site without any need to travel between the two practices.
  • To enable us to increase the number of appointments offered at Alwoodley to help accommodate demand.
  • Adel Surgery is not fit for the purpose of delivering modern, high quality healthcare and is in need of substantial investment, with a particular need to bring it up to the standards needed to support those with a disability.
  • Figures show that Alwoodley patients used Adel Surgery 4676 times and the Alwoodley Surgery 56990 times during the last 12 months and Adel patients have been seen at Alwoodley 5574 times and at the Adel surgery only 4145 times. This shows that a higher percentage of appointments at the Adel site are taken up by patients who are nearer to the Alwoodley site.
  • We are rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our proposal would allow us to respond to well documented staffing issues in the NHS so that we can continue to provide the best possible care for our patients.

Find out more about our proposal

Before you share your views, you may want to read through the following:

  • Our pdfletter to all households where at least one person is registered to Alwoodley Medical Practice – both our main site and branch surgery at Adel
  • Our pdfengagement document which provides more background to our proposal and your options should you choose to register with another neighbouring practice
  • Our pdfengagement plan which demonstrates how we’ve taken every opportunity to let people know about our proposal and encouraged you to share your views

Share your views on our proposal

You can share your views in the following ways:

  • Complete our online survey:
  • Pick up a printed copy of our survey from either Alwoodley or Adel and post or return the completed form to us
  • Come along to one of our public meetings as follows
  • Wednesday 25th March 2020, 1800-1900, Alwoodley Medical Centre, Saxon Mount, Leeds, LS17 5DT
  • Thursday 2nd April 2020, 1400-1500, The Alwoodley Room, Weetwood hall conference centre.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please remember to share your views before the survey closes at midnight on Sunday 5 April