STOURBRIDGE GP surgeries Lion Health and Norton Medical Practice have now officially merged.

Doctors, staff and patients from Norton Medical Practice have now been transferred to Lion Health in Lowndes Road, Stourbridge, following a proposal to merge the two GP practices.

The long-running Norton practice in Whittington Road officially ceased operations from April 1.

In a letter to patients Dr Beverley Watkins and Dr Ronald Brindley said a series of informal drop-in sessions would be held at Lion Health this week for people wishing to have a look round and sign up for online services.

They will run on Wednesday April 4 from 1pm to 3pm; on Thursday April 5 from 6pm to 8pm; and Friday April 6 from 1pm to 3pm.

Anyone with any concerns can contact practice manager Tracey Williams on 01384 393120.

Patients wishing to register with a different practice can find other practices nearby on the NHS Choices website or people can call NHS England Customer Care Contact Centre on 0300 311 2233.