05 January 2017
David Simpson MP and Sydney Anderson MLA have together welcomed the confirmation of a GP contractor at Bannview Medical Practice.
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The news was confirmed this evening by the Health and Social Care Board.
Upper Bann MLA Sydney Anderson said, "I understand that a GP contractor has been secured for Bannview Medical Practice, starting from early March.
I would hope that this development will clear the uncertainty that has existed and would also hope that this service will provide much needed first class provision for the practice patients. It is now imperative that the long term security of GP Provision at Bannview and in Portadown Health Centre is established."
David Simpson MP said, "I welcome this new development this evening. It will certainly help alleviate any concerns many in the community had about health provision in Portadown.
The Health and Social Care Board will manage the practice until March when the new GP contractor will take over.
Everyone has the right to easy access to GP services. I will always continue to strive to protect and improve this for everyone throughout Upper Bann, along with my DUP colleagues.”