SOUTH Swindon MP Robert Buckland said he would keep up the pressure on trouble-hit IMH.

The GP mega-company announced last week that it had lost its chief executive, Dr Martyn Diaper. The firm has been criticised for its introduction of a new call handling hub last year that saw patients struggling to get through to their GP.

IMH oversees the management of five practices in the town.

Robert Buckland, MP for South Swindon, said: "Both Justin Tomlinson and I will continue to press IMH to resolve the ongoing problems relating to the telephone system, which are unacceptable."

Sarah Church, Mr Buckland's Labour opponent, called for NHS commissioners to step in and sort out problems patients continue to face.