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GPs' anger at trust's go-it-alone service

GPs in north Devon are protesting at a primary care trust's plans to ditch a local co-operative and set up its own out-of-hours service

Devon LMC said it had 'great concerns' after North Devon PCT announced plans to replace Devon Doctors on Call because of its 'underlying financial deficit'.

LMC chair Dr Charlie Daniels said the co-op provided a high-quality service and GPs were worried the new provider would find it more difficult to cover remote rural areas.

He said: 'They are talking about setting up their own service and at the moment we have got no idea what that is going to be about.'

The trust said it had extended its contract with Devon Doctors until next March to ensure it had enough time to organise the new service.

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