Lincolnshire health bosses look to Europe to plug GP shortage

June 13, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Health bosses in Lincolnshire are looking to recruit doctors from Europe to help with a chronic shortage of GPs in the county. The county’s Local Medical Committee wants to fill about 80 vacancies in a pilot scheme that could eventually be rolled out across the UK. Only 337 out of 417 GP positions in Lincolnshire are currently filled. Medical Director Dr Kieran Sharrock said recruiting from overseas is the only sustainable option. Dr Sharrock said: […]

MP backs moves to solve GP shortage

June 10, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Horncastle and Louth MP Victoria Atkins has welcomed moves to attract new GPs to the area. It was revealed last week that lives are being put at risk because of a chronic shortage of GPs across Lincolnshire. The warning came from Doctor Kieran Sharrock who is the managing director of the Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee which offers support and advice to GPs. Ms Atkins acknowledged there are problems but stressed the Government was taking steps […]