Save Blakeney Surgery

Holt Medical Practice have announced plans to close Blakeney Surgery. To achieve this they have to go through a defined procedure which includes public consultation. Holt Medical Practice have announced this and details may be found on their website by clicking here. On this page are the details of the application and the public consultation process including dates and activities. This may be viewed by clicking here.

18th March 2024

The following document was made available giving the Integrated Care Board (ICB) response to the questions raised at the Annual Parish Meeting held in Blakeney Village Hall.

7th March 2024

The following document was made available at the Annual Parish Meeting held in Blakeney Village Hall.
IMPORTANT: The Integrated Care Board (ICB) is asking the general public further questions (on page 10 of the document) and is asking for this feedback to be received by Tuesday 2nd April by:
  • Email:– please put ‘Blakeney’ in the subject line of the email
  • Post: NHS Norfolk and Waveney ICB, County Hall, Martineau Ln, Norwich, NR1 2DH
The questions from page 10 of the document are listed below: We want to focus on the issue of medicines collection:
  • 85% of people supported collecting medicines from a different Blakeney-based site – tell us more e.g.
    • What will the building need to offer? Accessibility? Parking? Opening hours?
    • What about access issues such as pavement? Location?
  • Delivery was a popular suggestion and whilst the practice can deliver some prescriptions, online pharmacies were also suggested – tell us more e.g.
    • What support and information would people need to access online pharmacies or deliveries from high street pharmacies?
  • There was very limited support (5.8%) for the vending machine idea – tell us why e.g.
    • Is there anything that would help or encourage people to use them?
  • Comments were made that many people, especially older people were not confident with using mobile phones and the internet – tell us more e.g.
    • Is there anything that could be done to help people learn new skills?
  • Many comments raised concerns about what would happen if the prescription was wrong, or the patient had questions – tell us more e.g.
    • What support and information would people need to contact the pharmacy or dispensary?
  • Is there anything else about medicines collection that concerns you? Are there any other ideas?


16th August 2023

Click here or on the image below for a response to the plan to close Blakeney Surgery.

15th August 2023

QR Code for Healthwatch Drop in Sessions below:

Healthwatch Drop-in session details & application to close Blakeney Surgery. Click on images for printable document.

6th August 2023: Blakeney Old Wild Rovers

Listen to the Wild Rovers’ Protest song SOS: Save Our Surgery

4th August 2023: Update from Blakeney Parish Council

Click here for statements made at public meeting on 1st August by Blakeney Parish Council and the District Councillor.

3rd August 2023: Update from Holt Medical Practice

Holt Medical Practice have been in touch and asked Blakeney Parish Council to share the following with the community:

“Holt Medical Practice have applied to close Blakeney Surgery and are now entering a period of Public Engagement that will run until 30th September.
Full details about the Practice’s reasoning behind the application are now available to view on their website at Blakeney Surgery Public Consultation | Holt Medical Practice ( along with details of the many ways that patients can get in touch with the Practice and share their thoughts on this topic.

The final decision whether to close Blakeney Surgery will be made by the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board early in the new year. For now, the Practice is committed to working with its patients to explore all future options and also any possible ways it can help to mitigate the impact of closure, should the application be approved.

A patient survey will be available for anyone who would like to complete it online, and in hard copy (available to collect from any of the 3 Surgeries) from 14th August and will run until it closes on 30th September. A link to the Survey will be posted once it goes live.”

We would encourage you to read the information from Holt Medical practice and share your feedback with the Practice.M

Past Activities

Tuesday 1st August: Meeting at Blakeney Village Hall from 5pm

All patients and stakeholders are welcome to attend this meeting which will run from 5pm to 6:30pm.

Click here for poster on meeting. If you can, please share this information and put the poster in your window or somewhere prominent.