Majority of GP practices closed to new patients

64 per cent of GP practices refusing new applicants; entire towns bereft of vital medical services

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
18th March, 2018

GPs across the country are refusing to register new patients, forcing families without GPs to use out-of-hours services or local emergency departments for routine care.

All GP practices in some towns have closed their doors to new patients.

A snapshot survey of 104 GP practices across the country - four in every county - was carried out by this newspaper last week.

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