As many of you will be aware from my Facebook page, I have been writing to Michael Matheson MSP, the SNP’s Health Secretary, to try to get updates on a new GP service at the Liberton High School site.
The site was originally supposed to contain a new GP service, which would help to provide primary care for some of the 20,000 constituents in Edinburgh South that cannot register with a GP, but the funding was pulled by then-Health Secretary Humza Yousaf.
You can find links to my letters below:
I received a response from Callum Campbell, Chief Executive of NHS Lothian, about why the health board cannot afford to provide new GP services without funding from the Scottish Government (5th October 2023)
I wrote to Andrew Kerr, Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council, to ask the council to build the shell of a new service in the new Liberton High School, so that the building is ready if and when a Scottish Government is elected that is committed to funding primary care (13th November 2023)