More than one in 20 GP practice contracts in England have closed or merged since 2013, official figures show.

Some 140 have shut their doors since the Government’s health service reforms of three years ago.

One GP leader said the figures, obtained by GPonline using the Freedom of Information Act, confirmed the extent of the ‘“catastrophe” engulfing general practice.

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