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One in 10 practices in England faces financial collapse, survey shows

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1286 (Published 03 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1286
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

Around a 10th of general practices that responded to a BMA survey face closure because of financial problems.

The survey of 2830 practices in England—around a third of the total—found that 900 GP surgeries were in a weak financial position, 294 of these saying that they were financially “unsustainable.” A further one in five practices (22%) is making plans to improve finances, and just one in 20 (5%) reported …

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