THE Northern Trust has appointed Dr. Brian Hunter as General Practice Medical Director.
The Trust believe that working in partnership with GP colleagues is crucial to delivering the changes in health and social care outlined in Transforming Your Care and they hope the new appointment will strengthen links and help further develop services.
Dr Brian Hunter is a local GP who practices in the Cullybackey area and who also chairs the Local Commissioning Group.
The Northern Trust is already working to streamline the access to acute services and have developed direct access to radiology, so GPs can have the results of X-rays on the same day negating the need to send patients to the emergency department. An Acute Medical Assessment Unit has also been established whereby GPs can send patients they are worried about to get consultant assessment.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr Hunter on board” said Trust Chairman Bob McCann, we look forward to further developing crucial relationships with all our primary care colleagues”.