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I am seriously concerned to hear that the Partners at Ash Grove Medical Practice will be ending their contract with Hywel Dda Health Board later this year. We all need access to a local GP, and given the already widespread concern about GP provision in Llanelli, the possibility of a further reduction is very alarming.

Lee Waters AM and I have written to the Chief Executive of Hywel Dda asking him to set out the Health Board’s plan to ensure a GP practice can continue in this area and that patients registered at Ash Grove will continue to have full access to local GPs.

The Health Board also needs to learn lessons from the past and communicate this news and any developments clearly with the public, giving them full details and reassurance that they will be looked after. People must not be left in the dark.