"The PCT has taken into consideration how it can best provide alternative general and personal medical services
for this group of patients.'' An NHS Kirklees spokesman said: "The decision to close the surgery has been taken and still stands.
GPs have been fighting plans by Northumberland Care Trust to shave pounds 1.9m in the next financial year from the county's locally agreed Personal Medical Services
contract, which covers 90% of practices.
The move comes after Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust - which funds Personal Medical Services
(PMS) contracts to GPs - held talks with the 30 practices affected.
The most significant pay difference found by the survey was between GPs on a national General Medical Services contract and those on a locallyfunded Personal Medical Services
In April, it was awarded Government money to fund three advanced nursing practitioners, under the personal medical services
scheme designed to attract staff into inner city areas where it has been traditionally difficult to recruit.
Julie Johnston is practice manager at Corbridge Health Centre and is the chairman of the Personal Medical Services
Coventry Teaching PCT's move to lift the notice to end the personal medical services
(PMS) contracts followed talks with city GPs.