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The Group Practice at Springfield Road health centre sees the arrival today (Monday (September 9th) of the second of two new GPs.

Dr Dave Fearon, who will be working part-time, started working with the practice in August. He has an interest in palliative care and formerly worked in West Africa for Cairdeas, the international palliative care trust.

Dr Fearon has been followed into the practice by Dr Raphaelle Freeston, who started today. Canadian-born Dr Freeston is moving to the island from Aberdeen with her husband and is an outdoor sports enthusiast.

Both GPs will see see patients in the Habost and Stornoway surgeries and have been welcomed to the practice by partners and staff, who are also pleased to have Natalie Bowling joining them, two days a week, as a clinical pharmacist. Natalie is available to carry out medication reviews with patients, in person and by phone.