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Revealed: NHS body could help struggling 'last partner standing' practices

Tuesday 29th January 2019

An NHS body could take on the lease of practices that find themselves in a ‘last partner standing’ situation, NHS England has said.
Speaking at the Westminster Health Forum Event in London on 24 January, NHS England director of primary care workforce and infrastructure programmes Ian Biggs presented the emerging themes of the upcoming General Practice Premises Policy Review.
Mr Biggs said talks with the BMA General Practitioner Committee and...

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