Local doctor surgeries to be closed for staff training

Two of the area’s GP surgeries will be closed for one afternoon next week for important staff training.

The Sleights and Sandsend practice and Whitby Group Practice will be shut between the hours of 12.30pm and 6.30pm on Thursday 30 April.

Health bosses say that out of hours cover has been arranged for patients who require urgent medical attention between these hours, which can be accessed by calling NHS 111. They will provide appropriate healthcare advice and be able to direct patients to the most appropriate service for their needs.

Normal opening hours and services are set to resume on Friday May 1.