Less than one GP per 1,000 people in Donegal – Medical Council

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articlePSNI urge victims of domestic violence to come forwardNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries, Thursday April 11th News Highland WhatsApp Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Young doctors and consultants leaving the profession are a cause for concern according to the Medical Council.Its Workforce Intelligence Report shows almost 3,000 doctors stopped practicing in Ireland between 2015 and 2017.The council says this trend affects not just doctors in a hospital setting, but also those based in the community. In County Donegal, in 2017, there was 0.95 GP for every 1,000 people, with a total of 151 GPs in the county. This results in longer patient lists, longer waiting times for appointments and increased pressure on doctors.Jantze Cotter from the Medical Council says there is an over-reliance on overseas doctors …….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/16cotter.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Facebook By News Highland – April 11, 2019 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Twitter Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Less than one GP per 1,000 people in Donegal – Medical Council Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more