GP leaders issue guidance amid a flurry of practice closures

GP leaders in Wales have set out to help practices finding themselves with ‘no way out’, amid a raft of new closures.

GPC Wales chair Dr Charlotte Jones told Pulse that they will release guidance focusing on proactive measures practices can take to avoid ending up in the situation.

She said this comes as an increasing number of practices found themselves with no other option but to hand back their contract to the health board.

This includes the two-partner Borras Park Surgery in Wrexham, which will end its contract in September, leaving the health board in a position of having to reassign patients to other practices.

It also comes as the Coelbren Surgery, a branch practice in Powys, closed its doors 1 May, with patients moving to the main practice three miles away.

Full Article on Pulse 5 May 2017