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General Practitioners: Hammersmith

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 61785, tabled on 12 October 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of GP practices open in Hammersmith constituency. today and what the number was in 2013.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

18 October 2022

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

In September 2013, there were 21 practices registered in Hammersmith and 20 practices are registered in October 2022.

Practices close for a variety of reasons, including practice mergers or retirement and a reduction in practice numbers does not represent a reduction in the quality of care. When a practice does close, patients are informed and advised to register at another local practice of their choice. Practices and commissioners must put in place appropriate measures to ensure that the affected patients have access to general practitioner services.

Original answer

In September 2013, there were 21 practices registered in Barking and 20 practices are registered in October 2022.

Practices close for a variety of reasons, including practice mergers or retirement and a reduction in practice numbers does not represent a reduction in the quality of care. When a practice does close, patients are informed and advised to register at another local practice of their choice. Practices and commissioners must put in place appropriate measures to ensure that the affected patients have access to general practitioner services.

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