Thursday, 29 October 2015

Dulais Valley GP shortages

Thanks to Steve Hunt, independent councillor for Seven Sisters, for posting this on Facebook.

The Dulais Valley General Practice has traditionally had four GP partners. One partner has left and the practice has been unable to recruit a replacement.

A second partner is due to retire next February and, while the practice is still trying to recruit, there are concerns it might not be able to replace him either.

 I remember these facilities being unveiled during the time I was on the Neath Port Talbot council. If these modern working conditions cannot attract replacement GPs, what hope do other more antiquated valley practices have?

Does Welsh general practice have an image problem, a hangover from the Labour/Plaid 8% NHS budget cut perhaps? Or is there a more deep-rooted flaw?

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