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GPs face disability probe

GPs from New Zealand, Norway and Italy have inquired about working on the remote Scottish island of Jura after residents began their own recruitment drive for a new family doctor.

Argyll and Bute health board gave the Jura community council £2,500 to help find a GP after its efforts ­ which amounted to four adverts in the BMJ ­ failed.

Acting council secretary Gwen Boardman said the inquiries had come after the story appeared in the national press. 'With so few badly-worded adverts and with locum money running out we decided that we had to do it ourselves,' she added.

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