Cumbrian schoolchildren lead GP recruitment drive with video appeal

Primary schoolchildren from the south-west Cumbrian town of Millom have worked with local doctors to make a short film encouraging GPs to move to the area.

Millom: schoolchildren lead video appeal for GPs

'We think doctors are great,' the schoolchildren say, 'but we need some more.'

Dr John Howarth, a GP and director of service improvement for the Cumbria Partnership Foundation Trust, says the area's revamped health system is building a 'unique partnership between all providers of healthcare in the area, including social care'.

Collaboration between healthcare providers has created the opportunity for GPs to develop portfolio careers, combining work in A&E and other areas of acute care with their general practice work.

GP Dr Craig Stangroom describes the town as a ‘great place to live and work’, with a huge range of outdoor activities, a booming local economy, affordable housing and excellent schools.

'The practice is very much appreciated by the town,' he said. 'Any doctor joining the practice would be very welcome, and find it a very rewarding place to work.'

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