This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

Petition Stop GP practice closures

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Over a hundred GP practices across the country face imminent closure and many more are likely to follow unless better support is given to them from the NHS.

If these closures go ahead then this will be a disaster for the patients suddenly forced to find a new GP and will destabilise other neighbouring practices and the local NHS.

Ministers must recognise this is a major problem and ensure that the NHS provides emergency support to help them restructure and protect their patients.

The department must also ensure that it looks urgently into how it can provide more sustainable funding and support for GP practices to ensure that these vital services are not destroyed and they are able to continue providing high quality healthcare to their patients.

This petition closed early because of a General Election

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