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General Practitioners: Hampshire

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 163291, tabled on 4 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the closure of Guildhall Walk GP Practice in September 2021, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to NHS GP practices in (a) Hampshire and (b) Portsmouth South constituency.

Answered on

29 March 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement are accountable for ensuring that patients have access to a general practitioner practice. In the event of a practice closure, NHS England and NHS Improvement will assess the need for a replacement provider before transferring patients to alternative practices. There are a number of high-quality practices in the Portsmouth area ready to take on new patients and the University Practice will move to significantly larger, purpose-built premises in Commercial Road at the end of this year.