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Moffat GP no bids shock

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Moffat GP no bids shock

NO bids have been received to run GP services in Moffat, health bosses have revealed today.

However, a meeting will take place next week to look at the bids that have been made for Lockerbie.

In a statement just released, deputy medical director Dr Grecy Bell said: “A number of expressions of interest were received for both contracts, but no bids were received for the contract to deliver services out of Moffat.

“This is regrettable, as we had hoped that those expressions of interest would have resulted in bids for both – either individually, or for the two contracts to be taken on together as they are at present.

“However, we now progress to assemble a scoring panel next week focused on the Lockerbie contract, with the hope of securing a provider who is well-placed to meet the needs of the local community.”

Upon the departure of the Alba Medical Group in May, services in Moffat will then have to be delivered directly by NHS Dumfries and Galloway.

However, Dr Bell warned it will be challenging, adding: “It will require looking to ensure we can enlist the services of staffing such as GPs for perhaps a limited time period until the contract can be awarded.”

Full story and reaction in this week’s paper.



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