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General Practitioners

Health written question – answered on 22nd July 2010.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement of 12 July 2010, Official Report columns 661-63, on the NHS White Paper, what provision he plans to make for the establishment of new GP practices.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

An important function of the new, independent NHS Commissioning Board will be to contract for primary medical services that are appropriate to the needs of the local population, including where necessary to commission new or additional general practitioner provision.

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