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Dickson Welcomes Update on Neurology Patient Recall

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has welcomed an update on the work of the Department of Health, on the recall of neurology patients previously in the care of Dr Michael Watt.

Concerns in regards to a small number of patients were raised in late 2016 and early 2017 in relation to the care and treatment of patients by Dr Watt, and subsequently Health and Social Care Northern Ireland sought to review specific groups of Dr Watt’s patients.

Mr Dickson commented: “I was mostly assured at my meeting with the Department on Tuesday 30th October, that things were progressing well. It is vital that patients are being reassured and given as much guidance and information as possible as they wait to be called, or are being assessed.

“It is also important that patients understand that the recall is for the purposes of reassurance that they are on the correct course of treatment, and that they should not stop or alter their regime unless directed by an appropriate healthcare professional.

"If anyone has concerns regarding their treatment by Dr Watts, I would encourage them to contact the dedicated advice line on 0800 980 1100.”

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