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Six month wait for scans in NI

15th October 2007

The British Medical Association claims patients in Northern Ireland are waiting six months for the results of scans for potentially life-threatening illnesses.

It believes the situation has arisen because reform is stalling and has led to other problems including cognitive behavioural therapy services being removed or withheld. GPs are concerned about the government’s decision to delay further implementation of the Review of Public Administration and knock-on delays to setting up GP commissioning.

BMA Northern Ireland chairman Dr Brian Patterson has met with Northern Ireland health minister Michael McGimpsey to raise concerns.


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