Easdale Medical Practice – new surgery times

Applicable from Monday July 2nd 2018

Monday                09:00am – 10:00am        3.30pm – 4.30pm

Tuesday               08:30am – 10:00am     

Wednesday          09:00am – 10:00am        4.00pm – 5.00pm

Thursday              09:30am – 10:30am      

Friday                   08:30am – 10:00am        3.30pm – 4.30pm

COMMUNITY COUNCIL – NOTICE OF BY-ELECTION

ELECTION DAY – 28 JUNE 2018

 By-Elections are to be held for the return of Community Councillors for the Community Councils listed below within the Oban, Lorn and the Isles area of Argyll and Bute.

Oban AA36, AA37, AA38, AA39, AA64

Seil & Easdale AA65

Dunbeg AA67

Lismore AA69

  1. Persons wishing to represent their Community Council must reside in the community council area and be named on the elector register for the community council area in which they are standing. A candidate’s proposer and seconder must also be named on the electoral register and reside in the same community council area.
  2. Nomination papers must be lodged with the Depute Returning Officer, Kilmory Headquarters, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT on any day except a Saturday or Sunday after the date of this notice, but not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 24 May 2018 and withdrawals of persons nominated must be intimated at the same address not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 24 May 2018.

 

Nomination forms may be obtained from the Depute Returning Officer at the address below or can be downloaded from the Councils website, www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/elections or e-mail email hidden; JavaScript is required.

 

Cleland Sneddon, Returning Officer

Kilmory, Lochgilphead PA31 8RT

8 May 2018

Contact Details to write or email, if you have concerns about Easdale Medical Practice New GP Contract.

 Alan McDevitt Scotland BMA

14 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LL (map)
Tel: 0131 247 3000 Fax: 0131 247 3001
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First Minister

 T4.25

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
EH99 1SP          

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 Shona Robison

T3.03

The Scottish Parliament
Edinburgh
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Mike Russell

Mike Russell                                    

 

81 Argyll Street
Dunoon
PA23 7DH

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What are the concerns?

  1. Dismantling a health serves that currently works well and patients are happy with.
  2. Increased travelling for patients
  3. Loss of autonomy will destabilise the practice structures and teams.
  4. Lack of security for the future, for recruitment and patients alike.
  5. Loss of current multidisciplinary team communication and structures.
  6. Reduction of quality and continuity of the current service.
  7. Fragmenting an existing service that is not broken.
  8. The proposed New Contract is unrealistic in rural areas.

For more information on the new GP Contract 

 http://ruralgp.scot/rememberrural/

https://www.facebook.com/ruralandremotepg

https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/events/gp-engagement/

To engage /follow on social media use

#RememberRural hashtag & follow @RuralGPScot, @RuralPatients, @ScotRural Action

There are also 7 Regional MSPs of different Political Parties who you could also write to.

http://www.parliament.scot/mspfinder/index.html?postcode

What do we need?

 A commitment to Rural-proof the New GP Contract NOW.

  1. To have a significant contribution to the rural Short Life Working Group with representation by RGPAS(Rural GP Association of Scotland).
  2. A national rural enhanced service framework to allow practices to retain work, be resourced to do it and to enable more realistic and effective dialogue between practice teams and HSCPs
  3. A Correction Factor that adequately reflects the level of workload involved in rural practice and that adequately reflects and funds sustainable rural practice services

Possible impact of new funding model on GP services on Seil

Letter to the Community Council from Seil’s  GPs

          . . . following our recent letter informing you about the new GP contract, we have put some more information together in response to being asked what can be done to help. We would like to signpost the following website which clearly sets out the problems and has access to relevant documentation for further readings.     http://ruralgp.scot/rememberrural/

To read the whole letter, please  click here 

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