The nation remains around four weeks behind England with doctors saying they are being pressurised for political reasons to move patients to mass vaccination centres and away from GP practices, where they believe patients are better served due to trust issues and accessibility.
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Dr Iain Kennedy, a GP at Riverside Medical Practice, Inverness, told i that his surgery had managed to inoculate 82 per cent of the 80+ age group with the remaining 18 per cent still waiting for their jab mainly made up of those who are housebound.
“We’re getting complaints – I had two yesterday – from housebound patients and their relatives that they have still not been vaccinated,” he said. “I’ve had GPs from other parts of Scotland phoning me about their relatives in the Highlands, asking why they have not been vaccinated. I had two calls from GPs yesterday…