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A council is calling for county-wide action over GP shortages.
Breckland Council says a 10% shortfall in the number of GPs across Norfolk together with a problem in recruiting GPs led to the Watton GP surgery de-registering 1,500 patients.
The council has just published the findings of an investigation into the issues behind the patients being removed from the surgery register.
In a statement Cllr Phil Cowen, for the council, said:
Breckland District Council have called for a review over problems faced by the doctors' surgery in Watton.
Around 1,500 patients are being de-registered because the surgery says it is over subscribed and they live too far away.
Today the council called for NHS England to review rules and guidelines for becoming a dispensing practice and to consider whether they had an impact on recruiting and retaining GPs.
Councillors will today discuss problems faced by the doctors' surgery in Watton.
1,500 patients are being de-registered because the surgery says it is over subscribed and they live too far away.
The situation was highlighted by 95-year-old Lily Dove who is having to find a new surgery.
The problems will be discussed by Breckland District Council.
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