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One in five surgeries face closure

21st April 2008

The Conservative Party is claiming that up to one fifth of GP surgeries in England could face closure as a consequence of the government’s plans for new polyclinics.

Research by the Tories suggested that 1,700 would shut down under plans to house doctors alongside other medical staff with party leader David Cameron – in a speech to the King’s Fund I accusing Labour of “trying to abolish the family doctor.? Health Secretary Alan Johnson has insisted GP services will not be cut.


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