NEARLY £4 million extra is to be invested in GP practices in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has said.
As many as one-tenth of GP practices are expected to close in Northern Ireland this year, a doctors' union warned.
GP PRACTICES in Northern Ireland may introduce half day closure of practices to tackle "spiralling workloads" and the "crisis" facing primary care.
A GP crisis in Co Fermanagh has forced health chiefs to introduce a minibus to take patients to the nearest doctor 15 miles away.
GENERAL practice is "on a cliff edge" as a falling number of surgeri
A LEADING GP has warned that a quarter of the no
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PROTESTORS gathered outside a Co Fermanagh GP practice yesterday as calls to reverse its closure intensified.
AROUND 400 more GPs are needed in the north by 2020, a leading health body has warned.
With the Stormont institutions on ice, the number of issues requiring the attention of a democratically elected and locally accountable executive are starting to pile up.
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