Update on Furnace and Inveraray Surgeries

Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is delighted to announce
that following a competitive recruitment process Dr Robert Coull has been successful
in his application to take over the General Medical Services (GMS) contract for the
Furnace and Inveraray Medical Practice.

The HSCP would also like to thank Lochgilphead Medical Practice, who held the
previous GMS contract, for their work caring for the patients at Furnace and
Inveraray as well as their assistance during the recent recruitment process. The
HSCP will now be working with the staff involved in the change of GMS contract to
ensure there is a smooth transition for them when they move to their new employer.
Fiona Duff, Interim Head of Primary Care for the HSCP, said:

“I am delighted that we have been successful in appointing a General Medical
Services contract for the Furnace and Inveraray Practice and I look forward to
working with Dr Coull when he takes over the delivery of services from 1 August.
“We would like to thank the local community for their ongoing engagement with the
HSCP over the last few months and also those community representatives who
helped us with the recruitment process and interviews.”

Dr Robert Coull said:

We are delighted to be offered the opportunity to provide GP services to the patients of the Furnace and Inveraray Surgery from the 1st of August, and we are really looking forward to working with the new patient Participation Group and the HSCP as we develop the future service.

Dr Coull also holds the GMS contract for Strachur Medical
and will continue to provide services from Strachur as well.