Bristol MP calls for urgent meeting over GP closure

Dawn Primarolo says she was 'shocked' at the news of the surgery closure Credit: ITV West

Bristol South MP, Dawn Primarolo, is calling for an urgent meeting to ensure a GP's practice in the city with six thousand patients stays open. The two doctors who run St Martin's Surgery in Knowle, are leaving due to stress and because they can't recruit staff.

The NHS says it is looking at an interim service while it finds a solution.

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6,000 Bristol patients to lose their GP

Patients using the St Martin's Surgery in Knowle have received letters from NHS England informing them that the GP partners are quitting the NHS because they can't recruit enough doctors.