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Sexually active teenagers miss out on Pill from GPs

GPs in rural areas demanded funding for more ambulances to ensure they don't have to 'prop up' the service.

Dr Dylan Murphy, chair of Shetland LMC, said the islands' single ambulance often got stuck waiting for a ferry, leaving GPs to fill in. He said: 'Rather than five GPs dotted around the islands, they're now all based in the centre.'

GPs had been portrayed as the 'spawn of Satan' by local newspapers for wanting to end their commitment to covering for the ambulance service, Dr Murphy said.

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