Chorley doctor is suspended

Chorley Health Centre
Chorley Health Centre

A Chorley doctor has been suspended as an ongoing inquiry by the General Medical Council continues.

Dr Matthew Gale was part of the Gale/Irizar practice at Chorley Health Centre, Collison Avenue.

The GP, who was suspended on December 23, has worked as a town centre GP for 28 years.

Dr Gale qualified with a medical degree in 1982 before completing his GP training in 1986.

He has worked at the Chorley Health Centre practice since 1986.

He is ‘a committed member of Living Waters Church and his hobbies include walking and cycling, according to the surgery’s website.

There are no further details about the allegations.

However, NHS England, the commissioning body for the GP surgery, confirmed he was ‘suspended from practice’.

A spokesperson for NHS England, Lancashire said: “We are aware that a Lancashire GP has been suspended from practice while GMC investigations are ongoing. NHS England, Lancashire is supporting the practice to ensure patient services are not affected.”

There was no response from the surgery when contacted for a comment.