GPs fight cuts which threaten their future

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A Sheffield MP has spoken out in Parliament over the plight of local GP surgeries which could face closure following cuts to a special funding pot.

Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central, says five GP practices in the city - two in his constituency - are threatened by the withdrawal of the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee, extra money which supports surgeries catering for patients with complex and demanding health needs.

The Government began withdrawing the funding in April, and plans to phase it out over the next seven years.

 

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