Stockton on the Forest Surgery had been temporarily closed since November 2022 and it was warned a month later that it may never re-open.
Haxby Group, which runs five other surgeries in York, has now announced the Stockton on the Forest Surgery has closed permanently.
It got permission from the NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) “on the basis that a more comprehensive and clinically effective range of services can be delivered via our surgery in Huntington.”
A spokesperson for the Haxby Group said: “Despite our greatest efforts, we can no longer continue to provide a service at Stockton on the Forest Surgery, due to staff shortages.”
The statement continued: “Please be assured that, as a Haxby Group patient, you will still have access to medical care with our clinicians, should you require it.
“Your nearest Haxby Group Surgery is three miles away in Huntington.
“We understand that the closure of this surgery is disappointing, but this does not mean a reduction in the total number of appointments we offer.
“Clinically appropriate home visits will also continue as normal.
“We have listened to patients’ concerns around transport.
“For those Stockton on the Forest patients with no transport support, who need to attend an appointment at one of our Surgeries, the ICB will be making suitable arrangements with York Wheels.
“Please ask our staff for details if you need help with transport to an appointment.”
Coun Andrew Hollyer said: “Every week I speak to residents in our area who tell me they’ve struggled to get an appointment with their GP or an NHS dentist.
“Closures such as this can only increase the pressure on York’s remaining GP surgeries, many of which already have unacceptably long waiting times for appointments.”