Fears over future of Yorkshire GP services after closures and mergers

Full story in The Yorkshire Post, 12 January 2018

Fears have been raised for the future of GP services after figures revealed that 280 practices in England have either closed or merged with each other in just 18 months. The figure includes 37 GP practices in Yorkshire and Humber, raising fears that staff shortages and rising workloads on family doctors are leading to the loss of services in the region. Figures released by NHS Digital show that nationally, around 15 practices a month merged or closed between July 2016 and the end of last year.