A study in England on distances to GP services access has laid bare the disparity between NHS patients living on both sides of the Irish Sea.
GP services in the county continue to be a huge area of concern
Following negotiations with Maple Group Practice in Lisnaskea, a new practice, Maple Healthcare, was formed in April 2017.
“One of the many questions must be what incentives are being offered to GPs to work there?”
According to the statistical report, there are 15.3 practices per 100,000 population in the Fermanagh and Omagh area.
“Patients of the practice can be assured that its services will continue as normal under the new arrangement.”
No solution has yet been found to deal with the fallout from two upcoming rural GP closures.
“The pandemic has certainly changed the pattern of presentation of patients and the way in which patients are processed.”
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“Patients who have an urgent clinical need will still be prioritised and offered a face-to-face appointment.”