A Good Time Not to Get Sick

This is our local NHS GP surgery.

I’ve no idea what the background is here, but the notice says it’s had a visit from the bailiffs and the office has been secured for non-payment of commercial rent.

I know NHS practices largely have to run as independent businesses these days, but even so, it’s kind of shocking to think of an NHS doctor simply being evicted or going bust. This seemed like a pretty normal practice—rather overworked, sometimes a bit impatient, mostly effective. But the market has spoken.

None of us has had need of a doctor lately, but I don’t quite know what you’d do if you turned up for an appointment  and found this. Other than go away again, of course.

I wonder what we should do—register with another practice now, or hope it reopens before we need it.