Petition is successful with 6,107 signatures
To: Fife Health and Social Care Partnership
Keep GP out of hours services in St. Andrews
Thanks to your support the St. Andrews GP out of hours service has been saved.
Last Friday the Fife Health and Social Care Partnership Board agreed to the remodelled service for North East Fife.
It will mean that no-one, except a small number of people, will have to travel to Kirkcaldy to receive help with a primary care emergency.
There is still work to be done to ensure smooth implementation which will probably take until Christmas but it is believed that the new flexible arrangement can last.
It will involve slightly reducing the opening hours in the evening, using other health professionals, bringing together the minor injuries with the minor illness service and using the GP in the centre at night to do home visits too.
The campaign was won thanks to you and the thousands of others who signed my petition, sent in a postcard, attended the packed public meetings and so much more. Also thank you to the coordinating group of community councils, the university, students, GPs and others who worked together to find a practical solution.
I will continue to keep you informed of progress. You can find more regular updates at www.facebook.com/WillieRennieFife
Member of the Scottish Parliament
North East Fife