General Practitioners: Enfield

Department of Health written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Labour, Enfield North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many and which GP practices (a) closed and (b) opened in the London Borough of Enfield in each year since 2010.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England has recorded four practice closures in Enfield since 2013, listed in the table below.

Practice Name

Date of closure

The Green Practice

30 January 2014

Jaina House Surgery

1 July 2014

Palm Medical Centre

2 August 2014

Bowes Road Medical Centre

10 June 2016

Practices may close for a variety of reasons, including mergers with neighbouring practices or the retirement of general practitioners from single-handed practices.

A reduction in practice numbers does not necessarily correspond with a reduction in the quality of care. Much of the trend to work in larger groupings is provider driven, in line with the strategic intent to provide primary care at scale and to create back office efficiencies. There are currently three Primary Care Access Hubs across Enfield which are open from 6.30pm - 8pm weekdays and 8am - 8pm weekends and public holidays.

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