Mull wel­comes its new doc­tor

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

NORTH Mull has gained a new doc­tor who will re­place the de­part­ing GP.

And he has said he hopes to ‘build a sus­tain­able model of gen­eral prac­tice in very dif­fi­cult times’.

This month Dr Brian Pren­der­gast will re­place Dr Adrian Ward, who joined the Tober­mory and Salen surg­eries in May af­ter leav­ing Lochgilp­head Med­i­cal Prac­tice.

An NHS High­land spokesper­son said: ‘We are very pleased to con­firm that Dr Brian Pren­der­gast will join us on Novem­ber 27. Brian is cur­rently work­ing as a GP on Bute and plans to make Mull his home un­til he re­tires. He will be mov­ing to the is­land with his wife Mandy. He joins the surg­eries with a view to build and pro­vide a sus­tain­able model of gen­eral prac­tice in very dif­fi­cult times.

‘Brian brings with him a wealth of med­i­cal ex­pe­ri­ence. Hav­ing trained in Liverpool, he worked as a car­dio­tho­racic sur­geon be­fore mov­ing into gen­eral prac­tice where he worked as a GP in St He­lens be­fore mov­ing to Bute which was his first taste of ru­ral GP work, an area he is pas­sion­ate about. In his spare time, Brian en­joys sail­ing, ski­ing and walk­ing.’

Iain Camp­bell, chair­man of the North Mull pa­tient par­tic­i­pa­tion group, said: ‘On be­half of the com­mu­ni­ties of Tober­mory and Der­vaig, I am de­lighted to wel­come Dr Brian Pren­der­gast and his wife Amanda to Mull.

‘At a meet-your-doc­tor cof­fee morn­ing held in the surgery in Tober­mory re­cently, the com­mu­nity turned out in force to wel­come him and of­fer their full sup­port as their new GP.’

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