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Access to GP Services Survey Findings

21 October, 2021

This document outlines the findings of Sinn Féin’s survey regarding access to GP services across the north. Responses to the survey revealed that pressures on GP surgeries and shortages of healthcare staff have resulted in patients not getting access to the care they need. Sinn Féin therefore advocate that the Department of Health provide for more staff to meet the needs of patients in the community by accelerating plans to put more mental health professionals, nurses and physiotherapists in GP practices and by recruiting and training additional vaccinators to work alongside GPs to alleviate the additional pressures currently being felt in GP surgeries.