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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

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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