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Gildernew welcomes new Dungannon GP contractor

20 February, 2019 - by Colm Gildernew

Fermanagh & South Tyrone MLA MLA Colm Gildernew welcomes confirmation that a new contractor has been appointed to take over the provision of General Medical Services at Northland Surgery in Dungannon

Colm Gildernew commented: "There was great concern when the surgery reached breaking point so I am sure many of the patients will welcome the news that a new contractor has been appointed. However, many of their concerns remain.

"Primary care, such as GPs, play an invaluable role within our health and social care service. For many their local GP is the first port of call when ill.

"We need to ensure that our GP services get the support they need. This news today will be welcome but many of the pressures within primary care remain.

“I will be contacting HSCB (Health and Social Care Board) to seek assurances they there will be no reduction in services as a result of this new arrangement.”

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