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Rural GP practices difficult to fund, MP says

An MP is supporting residents of a Powys town fighting to stop its only GP surgery from closing due to a cut in NHS funding.

Doctors running the practice in Llanwrtyd Wells have written to Health Minister Mark Drakeford asking him to reconsider the scrapping of the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG).

They say 1,200 patients will have to travel 13 miles to their main surgery in Builth Wells from August.

The Welsh government said there had to be "new ways of meeting local needs".

Roger Williams, the Liberal Democrat MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, said it was difficult to find the money to keep rural GP practices open.

  • 20 Feb 2015
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