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GPs in Cumbria opening extra surgeries to help patients affected by floods


Amazing responses by everyone , the emergency services were tireless and the GPs did what they do superbly i.e. their job. Cumbria has massive difficulties in health care with two struggling acute trusts, recruitment crisis , geography on a vast scale not to mention all the national problems but i am incredibly proud of general practice who just tends to "get on with it" That is one of the true strengths of Cumbria and should be nationally recognised with adequate funding to cope with the difficulties we have . We have contacted all the medical defence organisations this week ( MPS,MDU AND MDDUS) who have agreed to cover members for any work done in connection with the floods this weekend which is superb and reassuring should this happen again . The out of hours organisation CHOC have been magnificent and we all owe them a debt of gratitude and hope that they maintain the call handling capacity for out of hours rather than "111" which has only complicated efforts at this difficult time . if any members feel we can help with anything please contact LMC office 01229863806 Dr Peter Weeks a very Proud Cumbria LMC Chair

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09 Dec 2015

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