Need a doctor in France? Improve local services

The dearth of rural doctors is not to do with them seeking the bright lights of cities, according to Dr Yannick Schmitt. He says more needs to be done to overcome the shortage of doctors generally

One town in the Dordogne is in desperate need of two doctors to replace one who retired in June 2018 and one who will leave at the end of September.

The town of Eymet has been advertising for more than a year, to no avail. The medical centre would welcome a British doctor who speaks some French, as there is a strong English-speaking community.

Eymet is just one of many places in France suffering from a lack of doctors, the so-called déserts mé ...

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