20 June 2019 — WSWS
Research from the Pulse GP news website reveals that the rate of General Practitioners (GP) surgery closures in the UK has increased eightfold since 2013.
In 2013, 18 GP surgeries closed in the UK, while in 2018, the number of closures soared to 138. Over the past six years, 583 surgeries have closed and dozens more are set to close throughout 2019. January of this year saw 12 closing (compared with 8 in the same period the previous year), according to data from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request by Pulse .