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General Practitioners: Centene

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 180946, tabled on 14 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the closure of the Centene-owned surgery in Harlow in 2018, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of Centene's acquisition of GP surgeries in England on the provision of GP services.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

23 April 2021

No assessment has been made. It is for local commissioners to arrange the provision of appropriate services, by contracting with providers, in order to best serve the needs of their patient population.

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