Tuesday, 27 January 2004

Questions (648)

Liam Twomey

Question:

764 Dr. Twomey asked the Minister for Health and Children if his attention has been drawn to the report by the Northern Area Health Board on the review of general practice manpower, training, recruitment and retention; and if so, his views on the report. [1052/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health and Children)

This report undertaken by the Northern Area Health Board has been recently received in the Department. It gives the views and perspectives of the general practitioners in the board area, the Irish Medical Organisation and the Irish College of General Practitioners. The contents of the report will be considered in my Department in the light of ongoing discussions with the relevant stakeholders in the whole area of manpower and service provision requirements.