THE fight to keep the doors open at Llandrindod Wells Medical Practice goes on, with the town council stepping in on labelled a “great and crucial service”.

Llandrindod Wells Medical Practice has said it will be forced to make “difficult decisions” over the level of service it can deliver to patients in the coming months, due to “insufficient” funding from the Welsh Government.

The Spa Rd East-based practice warned patients in early January to expect changes in the near future to the range of services it provides and the way services are delivered, due to a lack of income.

Brecon and Radnorshire Member of the Senedd James Evans has raised the plight of the practice with health minister Eluned Morgan and said he was “deeply concerned” about the challenges facing rural GP practices in Powys.


Llandrindod Wells Town Council has now backed the practice, calling on local residents to sign the British Medical Association (BMA) Cymru Wales' ‘Save Our Surgeries’ campaign, which asks the Welsh Government to back a rescue package for GPs.

In a post on its Facebook page last Wednesday, January 24, the town council said: “Can we urge all residents to sign this important (petition) to protect this great and crucial service within Llandrindod Wells.

“Please could you also share this post with local residents in support of Llandrindod Wells Medical Practice. Lots of residents are not on social media, so please make all your neighbours aware of this."

That BMA Cymru petition, which has been signed by more than 20,000 people, closes this Friday, February 2, but the town council is urging spa town people to not rest once that date arrives.

“Can we now ask you all to lobby the ministers responsible for our area to support this crucial service,” the council added in a post on Monday.

“Thanks to everyone who has signed the online petition in support of our medical practice. Please keep sharing this.”

Mr Evans raised the issue in the Senedd several weeks ago, informing the minister he had been inundated by constituents who are worried about the future of surgeries in the county.

Llandrindod Wells Medical Practice has described the health system in Wales as “on the brink of collapse”, due to chronic underfunding of the NHS.

You can sign and share the petition at, up until Friday.