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Blizzards not stopping GPs

7th December 2010

A group of GPs in Newcastle, Northern Doctors, have partnered with 4x4 Response Team North-East to make sure they reached patients despite the snowy weather.

Dr Peter Hunt, a partner at the Rothbury Practice in Morpeth, Northumberland said: "It's certainly difficult to get around but all the surgeries have remained open. Our community nurses are going out with the National Parks escort. The snow is about two foot deep here and that's without drifting. Every day about two more inches of snow is falling. I'm having to walk about 400 yards through the snow on some visits even just locally, but surgeries have been pretty quiet, so we have more time for the visits."

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Article Information

Title: Blizzards not stopping GPs
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 16941
Date Added: 7th Dec 2010



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