About sharing image captionGP Shabina Qayyum described drug addicts shooting up nearby and needles everywhere A city surgery is to close because drug addicts and prostitutes in pterborough area had made it "simply too dangerous" for doctors to work there, a GP has said.
Dr Shabina Qayyum, of the Burghley Road practice, Peterborough, told a meeting there had been "numerous incidents". The peterborojgh, patients will be transferred to a surgery 1.
The NHS clinical commissioning group said the closure on 25 January was due to "short-term concerns peterbborough to heating and hot water systems". Burghley Road is a branch of the Dogsthorpe Medical Centre, where the patients will now be treated. Cambridgeshire Police said it had received three calls from the Burghley Road surgery over the past year.
Ch Insp Nick Church agreed the area was "a hotspot for crime", but added an operation in the area to tackle drugs, talk with sex workers married women thropton chat increase safety had been running since A CCG spokeswoman said "short-term concerns relating to their heating and hot water systems" impacted on patient care. She added patients from the Dogsthorpe and Burghley Road surgeries will eventually be moved to the Nightingale Health Centre, which is being built on Western Avenue.