Rural GP practices

Robin Swann, the Minister for Health, was asked by Ms Jemma Dolan (Sinn Fein, Fermanagh and South Tyrone) to update on the Assembly on his department’s priorities capital spending plans for rural GP practices.

Mr Swann replied to Ms Dolan’s question: “We have a number of areas that we can see are clearly struggling, not just to attract rural GPs but to maintain them in facilities that are fit for purpose for the service that they deliver.

“We have done a detailed piece of work on that. If the member is happy for me to do so, I can write to her with a more detailed breakdown of the areas that we will invest in and where we can do that.”