The Melton Times reports on second surgery for the town

28.09.22

The Melton Times newspaper have recently posted a story about the health authority formally committing to exploring a second GP surgery in Melton Mowbray.

STORY LINK HERE:

Plans for second Melton GP surgery move big step nearer | Melton Times

Although we have not been formally involved in this discussion we have been asked to share a statement on the latest news.

Dr Matthew Riley, CEO of Latham House Medical Practice comments, “We are supportive of any initiatives that aim to improve access to healthcare for the community but we remain concerned with the reality of the significant recruitment challenges facing Primary care. The numbers of Doctors entering GP training has grown in recent years, but the overall strain in General Practice has led to difficulties retaining these people in Full-Time General Practice, when coupled with difficulties retaining GPs at the other end of their career, we are in a recruitment crisis nationally. These workforce shortages and rates of turnover inevitably impact on the GP services any GP Practice can deliver for patients. We look forward to engaging with the ICB further on this topic.”

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