Prime Minister’s response to issue of Slaidburn Country Practice

Nigel Evans, Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley, today received a response from the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, following on from the matter that he raised about the issue of funding for Slaidburn Country Practice at last week’s Prime Minister’s Questions.

Speaking from Westminster, Mr Evans said:

“I am grateful to the Prime Minister for his quick and considered response. I was pleased to read that the Prime Minister recognised “that rural communities may have particular circumstances that need to be borne in mind. NHS England is committed to considering, with the General Practitioners Committee of the BMA and other stakeholders, how to handle the very small number of significant outlier practices for which different contracting arrangements may need to be considered to ensure appropriate services for their local population.”

“This is exactly the point that I intend to make on Monday when I, along with Dr Massey, meet with Rosamond Roughton, NHS England’s National Director for Commissioning Development.

“I hope that we will make real progress on Monday in order to ensure that Slaidburn Country Practice can continue to provide the service that it does.”