A Plymouth GP surgery which closed after inspectors found 'serious concerns' with patient care will not re-open.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) took 'urgent enforcement action' by temporarily shutting Barton Surgery in Plymstock back in October.

The surgery was due to re-open on Monday but NHS bosses announced it will 'no longer operate with immediate effect'.

People are being told to register at other sites - but two nearby have already said they are unable to accept any more new patients.

The CQC report will be published soon.

After the CQC took urgent action to protect patients by temporarily suspending the practice, the GP at Barton Surgery informed us he will no longer be providing GP services and we have written to all his patients to them know.

Devon CCG spokeswoman

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Patients have received letters telling them about the closure and encouraging them to register at either Wycliffe Surgery in Cattedown Road or Friary House Surgery in St Judes.

The letter states that Church View Surgery and Dean Cross Surgery are both closed to new patients.

If your supply of medication is due to run out in the next week, an urgentprescription can be arranged at Barton Surgery until Friday.

Patients are being encouraged to register elsewhere. Credit: PA

Unfortunately we are temporarily unable to register any new patients at Church View Surgery. As Barton surgery will no longer be open, it is important that you register with a new GP practice as soon as possible.

Church View Surgery statement

We regret to inform you that our surgery list is now closed to registering new patients. We will continue to register new-born or adopted babies and first-degree relatives of patients already registered at the practice. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Dean Cross Surgery statement