New residents have the right to expect proper services and local infrastructure when they move into their new home. However, many new and existing residents have contacted me about the lack of GPs taking on new residents.
My research has confirmed that in my constituency of Edinburgh South only 4 out of 14 GP practices are taking on new patients, with 10 operating closed or heavily restricted lists. This is simply not good enough, particularly for residents in the Liberton Gilmerton ward who have only one GP surgery taking on new patients.
The staff are doing a heroic job but the system is at breaking point. The Scottish Government and the Council must make sure that new developments are complimented by the correct services and infrastructure.
If you agree please take the time to fill out my survey and petition to demand the Scottish Government and the Council take action!