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Mevagissey’s Search For GP Goes International

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!

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  • In the late 70s I spent my early junior doctors’ years in Cornwall and loved it. I later owned a listed house in Calstock. I had to leave the UK as what I was interested in training in (Cancer Medicine/Medical Oncology) was unavailable. I live in Oz now but one may be able to entice me to milder climes in the UK and I have had GP training and experience since! Please write to me separately. I may also be able to persuade a retiring GP mate whom I dived with over 40 yrs ago to be interested.

  • In the late 70s I spent my early junior doctors years in Cornwall and loved it. I later owned a listed house in Calstock. I live in Oz now but one may be able to entice me to milder climes in the UK! Please write to drlfng2@gmail.com

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    Leong Ng

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