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Practice closures 'not always a problem', NHS England says


Does NHS England understand the meaning of the word "closure"? "‘Examples of closures might include: closure of surgery or premises in order to move to a different, newer or shared facility; practice mergers to provide a broader range of services for a greater cohort of patients; death of a single handed practitioner.’" NONE of these are closures - although the death of a single handed practitioner might be used by the commissioner holding the contract (NHS England) to force the closure of the practice. Could Pulse check whether they have understood the meaning of the word as applied to GP practices?

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17 Jul 2014

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