The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) has been given notice by Aughnacloy GP Surgery, Co Tyrone, that it is to hand back its General Medical Services contract following the resignation of its two GPs. We are currently advertising for a replacement contractor for the practice. An advert will be placed in regional press and medical journals in order to reach as wide an audience as possible. The contract will be advertised in March 2019 but it will be the beginning of May 2019 before the outcome is known.
The GPs in Aughnacloy Surgery will continue to provide GP services to patients, both at its main surgery and the branch surgery in the Health Centre, Ballygawley until 31st August 2019.
Board officers have met with staff at the Practice and a letter to registered patients is currently in the process of being issued. Patients do not need to register with another GP and they are asked to continue to contact the practice as normal. We will keep staff and patients fully informed about the progress of recruiting a new contractor at the earliest opportunity.
In April 2018, Dr Murty, a single handed GP retired from his surgery in Dungannon. On 1 May 2018 through negotiations with the HSCB, Campbell Surgery in Dungannon took on 70% of his former patients and the remaining 30% of patients were allocated to the surrounding GP Practices in the area.
The HSCB has been holding a series of workshops and meetings with the GPs in the Dungannon and surrounding areas with regards to providing help and support to Practices on registration issues.
The Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) has appointed a new contractor (Drs Wray and Johnston) to take over the provision of General Medical Services at Northland Surgery in Dungannon with effect from 1 April 2019
On 31st March 2018, Dr John Kirby and Dr Aisling Kirby retired from Derrylin Medical Practice.
On 1st April 2018, the former partners of Benaughlin Health Centre amalgamated with Dr Khew, Derrygonnelly and Derrylin Medical Practice to form Cuilcagh Medical Practice. Cuilcagh Medical Practice operates from 3 sites ie Derrygonnelly, Derrylin and Florencecourt.
On 31 July 2018, Dr Rosemary Sloan, a single handed GP retired from her surgery in Rathfriland. On 1 August 2018, through negotiations with the HSCB, the three GP Practices operating out of Rathfriland Health Centre and the Ballyward Surgery took on 85% of her former patients and the remaining 15% of patients were allocated to the surrounding GP Practices in the area.