Mevagissey’s campaign in their search for a GP has gone international. After widespread coverage in the national press, the New York Times has even written about their plight.
The 5,300 patients of Mevagissey Surgery are looking to find a GP to take on their practice. With the impending closure of the surgery forcing patients to travel to St Austell for appointments, a group of locals began a media campaign under the strapline #WillYouBeMyGP.
Their campaign hopes to persuade doctors around the country that they should come to work in what we all know to be a beautiful fishing village. In a campaign video posted on the Cornwall Channel, a crowd of residents chant: “Be our GP. We are a lovely community. We need you.”
Mevagissey SOS (Save Our Surgery) campaign is gaining momentum and, as residents say, a new GP would be welcomed with open arms. Let us hope that they are successful!