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GP surgery saved after local resident buys the premises

A GP surgery has been saved after a community campaign

Study: GP practice expansions have led to poorer continuity of care

GP practices that have grown in size over the last

Almost 100 GP practices closed last year

Exclusive Almost 100 GP practices closed in the UK in

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How practice closures declined but remained high in 2019

Practice closures seem to have levelled off after a steep


CCG consulting on future of surgery after GP died of Covid

The future of a GP practice is under discussion after

Number of GP practice closures ‘deeply alarming’, says RCGP

The number of GP practices in Northern Ireland has fallen

Thousands of patients to be displaced due to surge of practice closures next month

A spate of practice closures is scheduled for the next few weeks, displacing thousands of patients across the country.

Crisis town GP surgery forced to stop offering appointments for one week

A crisis town GP surgery, which is seeking permanent closure, will have no appointments for five days next week due to staffing issues.

GP practices could fail as result of ‘drastic’ PMS cuts, warns LMC

A number of GP practices in Birmingham could see their viability threatened as a result of 'drastic' cuts to their PMS contract funding, the LMC has warned.

Belfast practice to close and another ends contract as city succumbs to GP crisis

Two GP practices in Belfast are facing closure as the city feels the force of the Northern Irish GP workforce crisis.

Another GP practice to close in crisis town after CCG ‘forced allocation’ on them

A practice in the crisis town of Folkestone in Kent has announced it will shut after the local CCG refused to let it close its patient list and the surgery was unable to cope with the extra demand.

Surgeries run by former CCG chair shut down permanently

Multiple GP practices in Kent have permanently shut down and others have been taken over by a partnership, after being suspended by the CQC at the end of last year.

Practice forced to divert patients due to ‘staggering demand’ from closures

A GP practice in the West Midlands has warned it will direct patients to walk-in centres to ensure safe care due to the increasing demand it is experiencing following the closure of nearby surgeries. 

LMC issues urgent call to GPs on ‘viability’ of practices following network proposals

LMCs are reporting that GPs are considering whether to continue with primary care networks, with many raising concerns that the new requirements will affect the viability of practices.