Speaking in response to the decision of East Craigs GP practice in Edinburgh to hand back its contract, the local MSP and Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:
"I am angry and disappointed that services for people in a large part of Edinburgh are being disrupted. I have met the practice over several months with Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine. They have been utterly failed by NHS Lothian.
"The Scottish Government had been staring the GP crisis in the face for years but its response has been weak.
"We know that the Conservative Brexit policy risks losing another 300 GPS so this is serious now and potentially catastrophic in the future."