Surgery has no GP interest in 6 months!

By Mike Lewis in Health

AN ADVERT for salaried GPs at Goodwick Surgery has failed to attract a single response in six months, Pembrokeshire county councillors have been told.

The troubled surgery, which has struggled to attract staff for some time, is currently being run with locum cover.

A Hywel Dda University Health Board report which went before full council last week states: “The practice is still out to advert for salaried GPs, the current advert has been live since January 2017 and to date has had over 2,600 views without a single application or enquiry.

“In order to manage capacity the practice continues to use GP Hub to provide 30 consultations of GP triage daily.”

Fishguard county councillor Myles Pepper said he was “astounded” at the disclosure.

“I’d have been disappointed if there had just been some enquiries arising from those 2,600 views,” he told the County Echo.

“I find the fact that an area as beautiful as Goodwick cannot attract a single enquiry seriously worrying, if not frightening.

The report also stated that both Solva and St Davids surgeries were now operating as single-handed practices and had started to work more collaboratively.

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Dirk Scott · 22 days ago · Report

BREXIT. No fruit pickers, no Polish plumbers, no EU nurses, no care home staff and no EU doctors. Not enough young people paying tax, so no pensions either ...they've extended the pension age until after most people are dead!

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