Nearly six months after the closure of a medical centre patients are still waiting to hear whether they will get a new surgery.
The Mollison Way Medical centre, in Mollison Way, Edgware, was shut on May 1 after the practice manager and Harrow (PCT) failed to reach an agreement over how to provide care for the 2,900 patients at the surgery.
Since the surgery's closure patients have had to travel to the Honeypot Centre, in Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, 1.2 miles away to be treated by Dr Jacob Kurien.
For Veronica Charles, of Mollison Way, she has been unable to make the distance, as she has to care for her disabled husband.
The 82-year-old said: "It is very difficult, we need a surgery back here. There must be other patients like me who are having difficulties.
"The PCT were trying to get premises in Mollison Way, but we have heard nothing.
"I am not well and the doctor has to come to our home, which isnÕt ideal."
A number of elderly patients have found it increasingly difficult to reach the surgery from their homes.
The PCT launched a consultation in July, which ended on October 12. Residents were offered two options to choose from, including registering at an alternative practice or the PCT could offer the surgery contract to an existing doctor in the area or opening a new one.
Councillor Dinesh Solanki (Conservative) represents the Queensbury ward and has joined the campaign to reopen a surgery in the area.
He said: "I presented a petition with more than 1,000 signatures to the council.
"My concern is for the elderly patients who are suffering and need to see their GP.
"I was given assurance from the PCT that hopefully there will be a temporary surgery in Mollison Way."
Julie Taylor, head of contracts at Harrow PCT, said: "The responses from the consultation are being analysed and they will be presented at the next board meeting in November.
"We had a good response and we have worked with the patient group.
"After the meeting we can decide whether we tender the contract, but after the report we can take action. We have to go through the process, which takes time."
She added the PCT were in the process of looking at different premises to consider opening a temporary surgery if it was cost effective.