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By Christie Breen
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New provider to deliver GP services in Moffat

A NEW provider has been awarded the contract to deliver GP services in Moffat.

The Lochmaben Medical Group will take over provision of general medical services to the Moffat practice’s patients from November 2023 and services will continue to be delivered from the practice’s current sites in Moffat and Leadhills.

NHS Dumfries and Galloway chief executive Jeff Ace said: “I am delighted to be able to announce that Lochmaben Medical Group will be the providers of GP services for the patients of Moffat and surrounding communities.”

Lochmaben Medical Group’s partners added: “We are very excited to extend the service we provide to the residents of Lochmaben into the Moffat community.

“Our aim is to develop Moffat Surgery into a sustainable practice, supported by a commitment from the Health Board to explore more suitable premises in the future.

“We recognise that recruiting and maintaining a regular clinical workforce at Moffat has been a major challenge in recent years. We are a well-established local GP surgery that is passionate about being a training practice, which means that we train the next generation of doctors and medical students. This has been vital in our recruitment of clinical staff at Lochmaben over the years, and is a model we look to replicate in Moffat.

“We ask for patience and understanding as we endeavour to stabilise services at Moffat in the increasingly challenging world of primary care.”

Further information will be provided as NHS Dumfries and Galloway works with Lochmaben Medical Group over the transitional period to November.

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