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Last month Mallaig and Arisaig Medical Practice had to take the difficult decision to say its two GPs could no longer guarantee that a local doctor would be able to provide end-of-life care at night or weekends due to ‘continuing financial cuts at the practice’.

The practice has 1,800 patients and had been providing the service on a voluntary basis – regardless of their day-today workload and without Scottish Government financial support – so this was a difficult decision for them to make.

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