THE future of an Andover health centre has been plunged into uncertainty after GPs revealed they would be ending their contract with the commissioning group later this year.

NHS West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reviewing the future of Adelaide Medical Centre, in Adelaide Road, after GPs gave notice “ending their contract to provide services” as of October 31.

Increasing workload and difficulties recruiting GPs due to national shortages were cited as reasons for notice being given.

The CCG now says it is “looking at the future” of the health centre, which serves more than 9,000 patients.

It also notes that the commissioning group and all local practices are working together to ensure continuity of local services beyond the cut-off date of October 31.

In a brief statement West Hampshire CCG chairman, Dr Sarah Schofield said: “We are committed to ensuring that patients can continue to receive high quality care in the area.”

Patients have been advised "not do anything immediately" and should continue to see their GP or nurse at Adelaide Medical Centre unless they are informed otherwise, the CCG says.