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Digital Subscriptions > The Oban Times & Lochaber Times > 19th May 2016 > Islanders hear of problem in trying to recruit doctor

Islanders hear of problem in trying to recruit doctor

ROSS of Mull residents have been told a new GP cannot be forced to live in the area.

Some 70 Mull and Iona islanders gathered at Bunessan Hall on Monday May 9 for a question and answer session with NHS Highland, the Scottish Ambulance Service and the Localities Planning Group to ask: ‘What’s happening to our healthcare?’

Campaigners from the Ross of Mull Patient Participation Group (PPG) decked the packed hall with posters, including a nine-point ‘we need’ list calling for a ‘resident GP, integrated emergency transport, resident practice nurse, local practice manager, a vulnerable households audit, emergency plan, clarity of GP out-of-hours, improved 111’, and ‘improved patient opinion forms’.

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