Health - GPs (Written)

Joan Ryan MP: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 9 September 2014, Official Report, columns 54-7W, on general practitioners, how many GP practices (a) closed and (b) opened in (i) England, (ii) Greater London and (iii) Enfield between August 2014 and May 2015.

Alistair Burt MP: The Health and Social Care Information Centre collect information on the number of practices opened and closed, which is contained in the following table.

It is important to note that these figures also include practice mergers and takeovers and do not provide an accurate representation of activity or service provision. In many cases, practices listed in these figures as having closed, will have in fact merged and will continue to see patients. In addition, in this time period the definition of general practice has changed to become a more stringent classification.

Practices opened and closed between 1 August 2014 to 31 May 2015 inclusive

 

Opened

Closed

England

28

138

NHS London

1

18

NHS Enfield

0

0

Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre

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