A PETITION and campaign has been started in Hedon to oppose changes to NHS funding agreements which a local town councillor argues will affect rural general practice services with some possibly being forced to close down in this area.
The changes follow the government’s decision to phase out the MPIG (minimum practice income guarantee). According to the BMA (British Medical Association) the withdrawal of MPIG will see some practices lose a third of their total NHS income over the phase-out period, with “at least 98 practices” being affected by the changes.
Sarah Rommell, a local health campaigner who also happens to be a Hedon Town Councillor, has launched a petition to object to the planned changes. She has made a copy of the petition available to download and print off, she asks that people attempt to get completed petitions returned to her by Monday 24th March 2014.
Download Petition (PDF): Patients Against Government Cuts to Rural GP Funding
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