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GPs vote to change guidelines on rural allowances

The decline of rural GP practices has become an election issue

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
14th February, 2016
GPs may be able to avail of annual financial supports for rural practices Picture: iStock

Doctors have voted in favour of proposals that would allow more GPs to avail of annual financial supports for rural practices.

The decline of rural GP practices has become an election issue with two GPs standing for election under the No Doctor, No Village campaign.

The National Association of General Practitioners (NAGP), which claims over 1,200 GPs, held a recent ballot on the proposals to amend current guidelines on the scheme. It is unclear whether...

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