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Health and Social Care Board must hear concerns of GPs - Gildernew

19 October, 2018 - by Colm Gildernew

Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has sought an urgent meeting with the Health and Social Care Board amid growing concern for GP services in the Dungannon area.

Speaking today the party's Carers spokesperson said:

 "GP services in the Dungannon area are coming under increasing pressures at present with efforts to retain GPs becoming more challenging.

"Added to this, the coming winter will bring additional pressures as it does every year.

"While I accept the Health and Social Care Board is making efforts to address these difficulties I am not convinced these are effective and other approaches to protect GP services in the community moving forward may need to be considered. 

"The Board needs to listen to the concerns being raised by GPs and the communities that rely on them.

"I will be meeting with the board on Tuesday to discuss the sustainability of GP services in the area moving forward and pressing with them the need to deal with the immediate challenges GP services here face."

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