Appeal by school children to attract a GP to their village has helped recruit three doctors

A video appeal by school children to attract a GP to Millom has helped to get three doctors to their village.

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  1. Victoria Grimes, ITV News

MIllom kids' plea for new doctors is answered

A group of children who made a video to attract a GP to Millom are celebrating after it brought three new doctors to their village.

They put the short film together after a struggle to fill the post.

Villagers had faced the prospect of closing their local practice and hospital - but thanks to a unique partnership with their local NHS Trust, they're getting the services they say they need.

Victoria Grimes has the story:

Kids campaign attracts doctors to their village

Credit: ITV Granada News

A video appeal by school children to attract a GP to Millom has helped to get three doctors to their village.

The enterprising youngsters put the short film together after a struggle to fill the post.

Villagers had faced the prospect of closing their local practice and hospital.

Dr Lois Hunter has been doing her GP training at Millom Surgery.

She likes it so much she's decided to stay on and will be one of three new GPs to work in the town.

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