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Independents' Day

Pulse writes to over 200 MPs regarding practices at risk of closure

Pulse has written to more than 200 MPs in the regions of the UK most affected by potential practice closures calling on them to support the Stop Practice Closures Campaign.

The letter aims to inform MPs about what potential closures in their region will mean for their constituents - GPs and patients alike.

Pulse is aiming to attract support from MPs of all parties across the UK, to raise the issue of practice closures in Parliament.

If you are affected by practice closures in your area, you can adapt our letter to send to your own MP.


List of MPs who have received our letter

MP’s nameConstituency
Diane AbbotHackney North and Stoke Newington
Heidi AlexanderLewisham East
Rushanara AliBethnal Green and Bow
Gavin BarwellCroydon Central
Bob BlackmanHarrow East
Tom BrakeCarshalton and Wallington
Angie BrayEaling Central and Acton
James BrokenshireOld Bexley and Sidcup
Lyn BrownWest Ham
Karen BuckWestminster North
David BurrowesEnfield Southgate
Paul BurstowSutton and Cheam
Vince CableTwickenham
Jeremy CorbynIslington North
Stella CreasyWalthamstow
Jon CruddasDagenham and Rainham
John CryerLeyton and Wanstead
Edward DaveyKingston and Surbiton
Nick de BoisEnfield North
Frank DobsonHolborn and St Pancras
Jim DowdLewisham West and Penge
Iain Duncan SmithChingford and Woodford Green
Clive EffordEltham
Jane EllisonBattersea
David EvennettBexleyheath and Crayford
Lynne FeatherstoneHornsey and Wood Green
Mark FieldCities of London and Westminster
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and Limehouse
Mike FreerFinchley and Golders Green
Mike GapesIlford South
Barry GardinerBrent North
Zac GoldsmithRichmond Park
Justine GreeningPutney
Stephen HammondWimbledon
Greg HandsChelsea and Fulham
Harriet HarmanCamberwell and Peckham
Meg HillierHackney South and Shoreditch
Margaret HodgeBarking
Hate HoeyVauxhall
Simon HughesBermondsey and Old Southward
Nick HurdRuislip, Northwood and Pinner
Glenda JacksonHampstead and Kilburn
Joseph JohnsonOrpington
Tessa JowellDulwich and West Norwood
Sadiq KhanTooting
David LammyTottenham
Andrew LoveEdmonton
Siobhain McDonaghMitcham and Morden
John McDonnellHayes and Harlington
Mary MacleodBrentford and Isleworth
Seem MalhotraFeltham and Heston
Robert NeillBromley and Chislehurts
Matthew OffordHendon
Sir Richard OttawayCroydon South
Teresa PearceErith and Thamesmead
Stephen PoundEaling North
John RandallUxbridge and South Ruislip
Nick RaynsfordGreenwich and Woolwich
Steve ReedCroydon North
Malcolm RifkindKensington
Andrew RosindellRomford
Joan RuddockLewisham, Deptford
Lee ScottIlford North
Virendra SharmaEaling, Southall
Andy SlaughterHammersmith
Bob StewartBeckenham
Sarah TeatherBrent Central
Gareth ThomasHarrow West
EmilyIslington South and Finsbury
Stephen TimmsEast Ham
Chuka UmunnaStreatham
Theresa VilliersChipping Barnet
Angela WatkinsonHornchurch and Upminster
Guto BebbAberconwy
Chris BryantRhondda
Alun CairnsVale of Glamorgan
Martin CatonGower
Ann ClwydCynon Valley
Stephen CrabbPreseli Pembrokeshire
Wayne DavidCaerphilly
David TC DaviesMonmouth
Geraint DaviesSwansea West
Jonathan EdwardCarmarthen East and Dinefwr
Chris EvansIslywn
Paul FlynnNewport West
Hywel FrancisAberavon
Nia GriffithLlanelli
Peter HainNeath
David HansonDelyn
Simon HartCarmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Dai HavardMerthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Huw Irranca-DaviesOgmore
Siân C JamesSwansea East
David JonesClywd West
Susan Elan JonesClywd South
Elfyn LlwydDwyfor Merionnydd
Ian LucasWrexham
Madeleine MoonBridgend
Paul MurphyTorfaen
Albert OwenYnys Môn
Chris RuaneVale of Clwyd
Mark TamiAlyn and Deeside
Hywel WilliamsArfon
Mark WilliamsCeredigion
Roger WilliamsBrecon and Radnorshire
Brian BinleyNorthampton South
Peter BoneWellingborough
Michael EllisNorthampton North
Chris Heaton-HarrisDaventry
Philip HolloboneKettering
Andrea LeadsomSouth Northamptonshire
Andy SawfordCorby
Ben BradshawExeter
Oliver ColvilePlymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Geoffrey CoxTorridge and West Devon
Nick HarveyNorth Devon
Anne Marie MorrisNewton Abbot
Neil ParishTiverton and Honiton
Adrian SandersTorbay
Alison SeabeckPlymouth, Moor View
Gary StreeterSouth West Devon
Mel StrideCentral Devon
Hugo SwireEast Devon
Sarah WollastonTotnes
Annette BrookeMid Dorset and North Poole
Conor BurnsBournemouth West
Christopher ChopeChristchurch
Richard DraxSouth Dorset
Tobias EllwoodBournemouth East
Oliver LetwinWest Dorset
Robert SymsPoole
Robert WalterNorth Dorset
Mike HancockPortsmouth South
Penny MordauntPortsmouth North
James ArbuthnotNorth East Hampshire
Steve BrineWinchester
John DenhamSouthampton, Itchen
Caroline DinenageGosport
Damian HindsEast Hampshire
Mark HobanFareham
George HollingberyMeon Valley
Gerald HowarthAldershot
Julian LewisNew Forest East
Maria MillerBasingstoke
Caroline NokesRomsey and Southampton North
Desmond SwayneNew Forest West
Mike ThorntonEastleigh
Alan WhitheadSouthampton, Test
David WillettsHavant
George YoungNorth West Hampshire
Caroline FlintDon Valley
Edward MillibandDoncaster North
Rosie WintertonDoncaster Central
Neil CarmichaelStroud
Geoffrey Clifton-BrownThe Cotswolds
Richard GrahamGloucester
Mark HarperForest of Dean
Martin HorwoodCheltenham
Jack LoprestiFilton and Bradley Stoke
Laurence RobertsonTewkesbury
Norman BakerLewes
Gregory BarkerBexhill and Battle
Peter BottomleyWorthing West
Nick GibbBognor Regis and Littlehampton
Charles HendryWealden
Nick HerbertArundel and South Downs
Simon KirbyBrighton, Kemptown
Stephen LloydEastbourne
Tim LoughtonEast Worthing and Shoreham
Caroline LucasBrighton, Pavilion
Francis MaudeHorsham
Amber RuddHastings and Rye
Henry SmithCrawley
Nicholas SoamesMid Sussex
Andrew TyrieChichester
Mike WeatherleyHove
Tony CunninghamWorkington
Tim FarronWestmorland and Lonsdale
Jamie ReedCopeland
John StevensonCarlisle
Rory StewartPenrith and The Border
John WoodcockBarrow and Furness
David AmessSouthend West
John BaronBasildon and Billericay
Simon BurnsChelmsford
Douglas CarswellClacton
Jackie Doyle-PriceThurrock
James DuddridgeRochford and Southend East
Mark FrancoisRayleigh and Wickford
Robert HalfonHarlow
Rebecca HarrisCastle Point
Alan HaselhurstSaffron Walden
Bernard JenkinHarwich and North Essex
Eleanor LaingEpping Forest
Stephen MetcalfeSouth Basildon and East Thurrock
Brooks NewmarkBraintree
Priti PatelWitham
Eric PicklesBrentwood and Ongar
Bob RussellColchester
John WhittingdaleMaldon
Jonathan AshworthLeicester South
Andrew BridgenNorth West Leicestershire
Stephen DorrellCharnwood
Alan DuncanRutland and Melton
Edward GarnierHarborough
Liz KendallLeicester West
Nicky MorganLoughborough
Andrew RobathanSouth Leicestershire
David TredinnickBosworth
Keith VazLeicester East
Robert FlelloStoke-on-Trent South
Tristram HuntStoke-on-Trent Central
Joan WalleyStoke-on-Trent North
Julie ElliottSunderland Central
Sharon HodgsonWashington and Sunderland West
Bridget PhillipsonHoughton and Sunderland South

Readers' comments (5)

  • Waste of time they hate us and would rather see primary care destroyed than see a doctor earn more than a pizza delivery boy

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  • Vinci Ho

    Nigel ,
    Follow your heart, do and say the things you believe. Forget what other people said.......

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  • Thank you! It's nice to feel that someone is doing something as I really do not think the BMA are.

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  • This is not a question of 'they know not what they do', but they [ the DOH] knows very well what they do.
    So, let us stop wasting everyone's time and decide to resign from the NHS.
    Come on GPC, do you really think the DOH is unaware of the consequences of it's actions?
    They know precisely and it is better for us to jump in our calculated time, rather being pushed out piecemeal in the death of a thousand cuts.
    Because we cling on and on to the very worst they throw at us, the DOH really care 2 figs about us or what we think. Time to come to the parting of the waves.

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  • If we resign from the NHS then what happens to CCGs ?

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