BRADFORD West MP Naz Shah has met a patient group and NHS bosses to discuss the future of a GP surgery threatened with closure.

The contract for services at Manningham Medical Practice is set to expire in March 2018, meaning patients will have to find a new GP.

Ms Shah met patient representatives to hear the concerns of her constituents before sitting down with Helen Hirst, chief officer of the NHS Bradford City CCG to put those concerns across.

She said: “My office has been inundated with calls from anxious constituents alarmed by the rumours of closure and this morning I met with a small delegation of them to listen to their concerns.

"Many of them had been involved with the successful campaign 12 months ago which resulted in an extension to the existing contract.

"This is a practice that the local community has come to rely upon, values and desperately wants to continue.

“My meeting with Helen Hirst was extremely productive and I have been reassured that the CCG is taking patient concerns and the health needs of the community seriously.

"I had the opportunity to outline the very real worries directly expressed to me by constituents and made the case for the continuity of provision at Manningham Medical Centre.

"I am satisfied that my representations will be taken on board at next week’s meeting to decide on the centre’s future.

"I remain committed to the future of Manningham Medical Centre and nothing I have heard from Helen Hirst suggests that opinion is not shared by the CCG."

The CCG primary care commissioning committee will discuss the closures at a meeting on Tuesday, November 14, at Carlisle Business Centre in Carlisle Road, Manningham.