Patient, 25, is encouraged to find another GP practice after sharing a critical ...

A patient has been encouraged to find another GP practice after sharing an article that criticised the surgery on Facebook.

Bosses at Culcheth Medical Centre wrote to the 25-year-old, telling her that staff often 'monitor' the social media of patients.

They printed off the unidentified woman's post on a community Facebook page - a link from about the practice in her local newspaper.

The Warrington Guardian article read: 'Culcheth Medical Centre ordered to improve by health watchdog.'

Culcheth Medical Centre's practice manager Shelley Moores penned a letter to the woman, saying they had 'noticed' she shared the post.

The letter added: 'As the practice does not appear to be meeting your expectations, we politely suggest that you may wish to register with another.'

Bosses at Culcheth Medical Centre wrote to the 25-year-old, telling her that staff often 'monitor' the social media of patients

Bosses at Culcheth Medical Centre wrote to the 25-year-old, telling her that staff often 'monitor' the social media of patients

Culcheth Medical Centre's practice manager Shelley Moores penned a letter to the woman, saying they had 'noticed' she shared the post

Culcheth Medical Centre's practice manager Shelley Moores penned a letter to the woman, saying they had 'noticed' she shared the post

The surgery, located in Culcheth itself, made the suggestion 'due to the breakdown in the patient/doctor relationship'. 

The woman, who has been registered at the practice for around a decade, shared the post on Culcheth Memories and Chat. It has since been deleted.

'I was a bit dumbfounded, I honestly didn't expect that to happen. I opened the letter a bit confused,' she told the Warrington Guardian.

'I struggle to read as I am severely dyslexic and had my dad read it back to me when he got in. 

'We've all put things on social media we probably shouldn't but, surely I have a right to share something about that whether that be good or bad.'

She added: 'My main worry is that the practices talk to each other and my next practice would not take me because of this.

'I would like to know how many people have been banned from the practice for similar things?

'Are we not allowed an opinion? Do we live in a dictatorship where you're banned for sharing a factual post? This is Warrington not North Korea.'

The original article she linked to was the newspaper reporting on an inspection at Culcheth Medical Centre by officials at the Care Quality Commission.

Inspectors uncovered 'flaws' in the surgery's systems for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, journalist Isobel Cotogni wrote.   

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