Speaking about today’s announcement that multi-disciplinary teams are to be rolled out into west Belfast, Dr Alan Stout, chair of the BMA Northern Ireland GP Committee (NIGPC) said:
“We are pleased that the MDT programme is now going to be rolled out to practices in west Belfast.
“This model – where services that can really help patients like physiotherapy and mental health services are based in the GP surgery – benefits both patients and GPs.
“For some time we have been highlighting the many issues facing general practice including ever increasing workload. Developments like this help make sure that GPs are only seeing patients they really need to see and improve the daily working lives of GPs and improve care and access for patients.
“We look forward to seeing this initiative continue to roll out across all of Northern Ireland.”
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