Pulse report:

At least 99 GP practices across England have closed in the past three and a half years, official statistics obtained by Pulse reveal.

The figures, released by NHS England’s local area teams in response to a Freedom of Information request, cover 26 of the country’s 27 areas, with only East Anglia failing to provide any information. However six LATs – Birmingham, Greater Manchester, North East London, North West London, South London and West Yorkshire – were only able to confirm closures which had taken place since April this year.

In total 99 GP practices were reported as having closed since April 2010. Nine have closed since April this year, including two in the Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire region.

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