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GP closures : the impact on patients

16/06/2017

Many parts of Kent have seen GP practises close over the past year. Thanet has been hit particularly hard and we have heard from several patients about the distress and uncertainty that these closures have especially for patients who have long term conditions or mental health illnesses.

We asked both Thanet Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England to help us reach more patients who would have been affected by these changes so that we could talk to them about what support they might need in this difficult time. Both organisations declined to help.

We have published a report which details what we have heard from people and would encourage anyone who has been affected to get in touch with us on 0808 801 0102 or email info@healthwatchkent.co.uk  You can read our report below.

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