Mungo Park GP Surgery is closing

19 February 2020

Despite best efforts and much careful consideration, Mungo Park Surgery, South Hornchurch Health Centre, Rainham, will be closing on 31 March 2020.

The practice’s GP, Dr Subramaniam has given notice to terminate his contract as he is retiring.

The CCG has explored a number of options to keep GP services at this practice through a potential merger with another local practice; however, this has not been possible. The only option within the timescale is to support patients to register at neighbouring GP practices, in line with NHS England policy.

If you are a patient at the Mungo Park Surgery, you will need to register with a new practice by 31 March 2020 to continue receiving GP services.  

There are seven GP practices within 1.5 miles of Mungo Park Surgery and we have spoken to them and they are all accepting new patients, and a further nine practices within four miles. 

We have written to all registered patients explaining how they can register with a local GP practice. All patients registered at should register with one of these practices as soon as possible.

To further support, information events will be held at the practice on:

  • Thursday 20 February 2020, 3:30pm - 5pm
  • Thursday 27 February 2020, 5-6:30pm

How to register with a different GP practice:

  1. Go online. Visit NHS website at and enter your postcode to find out more about the practices near you, and how to register
  2. Contact one of the practices listed on the back of this letter
  3. Speak to reception staff at Mungo Park Surgery for advice
  4. Come to a drop-in information event at the practice. Staff will be on hand to advise you on registering with a new practice.

Staff at your chosen GP practice will confirm whether you are in their catchment area and help you to register. Once you are registered with a new practice, your medical records will transfer automatically.

If you need further information, there is a useful frequently asked questions document and for further support, please contact Mungo Park Surgery directly on 01708 554797 or call the NHS England customer contact line on 0300 311 2233.