Yesterday I called on the Government in a Parliamentary debate to think again on planned changes to NHS funding which has directly threatened five GP surgeries in the borough with closure.
The Government has decided to phase out a funding arrangement called the Minimum Practice Income Guarantee (MPIG) over a seven-year period, beginning in April. As a result, 98 surgeries in areas across the country will have their funds cut and may have to close. Five of the 98 threatened surgeries – including Jubilee Street Practice – are in Tower Hamlets.
We need answers before any decision is made and I’ll continue to campaign against any proposals which are going to lengthen waiting lists, shut down good surgeries and bring down resident’s standard of healthcare.
You can read the full debate here.