NHS England today confirmed there will not be a "stand-alone" GP in Harbottle again.
People living nearby say they're furious at the amount of time being taken to sort out, what they say is now, a GP crisis.
Harbottle surgery closed earlier this month because of problems recruiting doctors as well as funding changes.
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Christine Keen, director of commissioning for NHS England Cumbria and the North East has said that their top priority is to ensure everyone is registered with a GP. Hundreds gathered on Tuesday evening to voice their anger about the closure of a GP practice in rural Northumberland.
The MP for Thirsk and Malton, Anne McIntosh has sparked controversy by claiming that the number of women GPs who choose to work part-time are putting the health service under strain.
Health Minister Anna Soubry responded initially by saying that Anne McIntosh had made an "important point about the unintended consequences of the number of women training as doctors".
But, following criticism from Dr Clare Gerada, Chair of the Royal College of General Practioners, Ms Soubry said that she had "not intended to be derogatory" and that the number of GPs needed to be increased.