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GPC out-of-hours position paper

The GPC has set out its own alternative path for how out-of-hours services can be revamped. Read its full analysis of the situation.

Click here to read the GPC position paper titled Developing out-of-hours care in England

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  • As a GP who has worked OOH for the last 23 years and now am involved in commissioning OOH services, I agree wholeheartedly with the GPC recommendations and conclusions. I do understand the DoH stand vs issues re recommending preferential treatment for GPs and that this is not possible explicitly - but the GPC sentiment is well made and valid
    I also agree wholeheartedly with the issues of underfunding which in my area has seen an inferior service to neighbouring areas as the PCT cut primary care funding and protected secondary care services. this is now very difficult to reverse locally and would need national guidance to ensure a level playing field for funding and a uniform standard of OOH service. It would be a shame if the DoH response to the proposals concentrated on contractual issues and loses the main points which are very well made and give an experienced view of the issues

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