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Episode 121: Looking at what happens when a GP surgery closes – what are the wider impacts on patients and other practices?

In this episode, we talk to Dr Joe Hutchinson, an academic clinical fellow at the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research at the University of Manchester.

Title of paper: Consequences of the closure of General Practices: a retrospective cross-sectional study

Available at: https://doi.org/10.3399/BJGP.2022.0501

Closures of UK general practices are increasingly common, yet little is known about the consequences. This cross-sectional study of English general practices finds practice closures increase list size in exposed practices, with changes in workforce composition and reductions in patient satisfaction.

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