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GPs buried under trusts' workload dump

Nearly all GPs will quit out-of-hours, say LMCs

LMC surveys of GPs' contract intentions show intrapartum care is the least popular enhanced service and almost all GPs will give up out-of-hours.

Lothian LMC said a survey of the 120 practices in its area found all GPs planned to ditch out-of-hours responsibility, but two-thirds of GPs would do shifts.

Dr Dean Marshall, secretary of Lothian LMC, said GPs were keeping their options open: 'It depends on what sort of deal they are offered to do the shifts'.

A Cornwall and Scilly Isles LMC survey found more than two-thirds of GPs would not bid for the intra-partum care enhanced service.

Half said they would not provide specialised treatment for alcohol misuse and 64 per cent would steer clear of drug misuse services.

Anticoagulation monitoring was the most popular national enhanced service.

Most practices would provide specialised treatment for depression, multiple sclerosis, minor injuries and terminal

illness for their practice or locality.

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