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'Threat of extinction' to GP service

23 March 2014 Last updated at 15:07 GMT

A funding crisis and increased demand for care means general practice is "under severe threat of extinction", the head of the Royal College of GPs has warned.

The royal college's president, Dr Maureen Baker, said failing to properly fund GP surgeries could have an impact on the sustainability of the NHS.

Nick Beake reports.

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