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Hunt is on for new Plymouth GP provider

BBC Radio Devon

A GP practice in Plymouth has handed back its contract to the NHS.

Patients at Mannamead Surgery are being sent letters informing them that Devon CCG is looking for a new organisation to provide the service.

Surgeries in the city have struggled to attract GPs to fill vacancies in recent years.

Mannamead Surgery

Paul Baker from Devon CCG says the move won't affect patients in the short term.

GPs at Mannamead have activated effectively a six-month notice period, so patients will continue to contact the surgery in the usual way, have their appointments in the usual way, and receive their repeat medications in the same way. Over coming weeks, we'll be working to determine what arrangements there are in the longer term."

Paul BakerDevon CCG