‘Domino effect’ fears as GP practice closes after third provider walks away

An MP has called on NHS managers to resolve problems with primary care in her constituency after the announcement that a practice will close just a year after a new provider took over.

The 5,000-patient St Martin’s practice in south Bristol will close in January after the provider Crest Family Practice handed back its contract.

Crest is the third provider in three years that has said the practice is unsustainable.

The original GP partners at the practice are understood to have handed back their GMS contract two years ago because of workload pressures and recruitment problems.


Full Story in GP Online, 28 November 2016