Managers of two Dales GP practices have moved to scotch “damaging” rumours the surgeries are closing.
The Central Dales Practice has issued a statement after becoming aware of claims that its centres were to shut.
The statement said: “We have been made aware of a rumour circulating that Hawes and Aysgarth surgeries are closing.
“We have no idea where this has come from or why someone would make this up – it is COMPLETELY UNTRUE.
“Rumours like this can be very damaging and we find it upsetting that someone would want to cause panic in our lovely community.”