Plans for local surgery to be lodged after GP closure

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New plans for a stop-gap GP surgery in the Carse of Gowrie are expected to be lodged this week.

Carse Medical Group has to move out of its main premises in Errol on Monday, as the building is up for sale.

It will operate from its second site at St Madoes as an emergency measure for the coming weeks.

A proposal for a temporary building on the edge of Errol was dropped due to concerns about its proximity to a busy road.

However, it is understood a planning application is being lodged with Perth and Kinross Council for a new site.

The news follows talk of a community buy-out of the current building, which local councillor Angus Forbes said was a great idea but impractical.

It has not yet been revealed where the new temporary surgery could be built.

Perth and Kinross Social Care Partnership has said it continues to work with local GPs and NHS Tayside to ensure the future of GP services in the Carse of Gowrie.

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