What should happen when GP surgeries close or merge?

Healthwatches across the South East have heard from people who are concerned about their GP surgery either closing or merging.
Cover of the checklist for patient support during GP closures and mergers


Whilst we recognise that practices will have to close or merge due to the lack of GPs, we believe patients could be better supported during this time. Therefore, we have created the following checklist for Clinical Commissioning Groups and Practices to use if a surgery is merging or closing.


This checklist has been shared with all Clinical Commissioning Groups across Kent.

Healthwatch Guide to GP closures & mergers

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