A DOCTORS' surgery in Otley will hold a community open day this week.

Westgate Surgery, part of family-owned OneMedicalGroup, is holding the event from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday, March 8.

The afternoon has been arranged as a chance for residents and patients to find out more and meet the GPs, nurses and reception staff.

The group's personal trainer from its OneWellness Centre in Harrogate, Simon Long, will also be running an interactive workshop on diabetes.

More details will be given about Westgate's Patient Participation Group, too - which aims to give patients a say about their surgery.

Westgate Surgery Lead GP, Dave Kirby, said: "We are really looking forward to opening our doors and inviting local residents, old and young, to join us for the afternoon.

"We’re hoping it will encourage not only our existing patients to come along and learn a bit more about us, but also welcome the wider community to find out more about the services we offer and how to register as a new patient."

Staff also be offering advice to help existing patients understand and use the surgery's Patient Online Service.

For more details visit www.westgatesurgery.com .