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GP will report over flu vaccine refusals

Dr Brian Balmer is acting as 'caretaker' GP at the beleaguered Hoppit singlehanded practice, which has been saved from closure by a vociferous patient campaign.

Patients had accused Maldon and South Chelmsford PCT of trying to close the practice in Danbury after outgoing GP Dr Ashley Pain announced his retirement.

Dr Balmer, chief executive of Essex LMCs, said he hoped to 'keep the surgery intact and keep things non-controversial' until a permanent GP takes over.

'The aim is to preserve this splendid singlehanded practice and its loyal staff and patients,' he said. 'The PCT is making an effort to demonstrate they are now hands-off.' Dr Balmer will oversee the running of the surgery, while a salaried GP and locum GP see patients.

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