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Wales out-of-hours services at 'crisis point' as providers unable to cover weekendsSubscription

10 Apr 2019 By Tom de Castella

Out of hours GP services across Wales are struggling and in north and west Wales the shortage of out of hours GP has reached ‘crisis point’, the BMA has warned.

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Consultation launched into urgent and emergency care in Northern IrelandSubscription

08 Apr 2019 By Tom de Castella

The future shape of urgent and emergency care in Northern Ireland is to be debated at a summit this summer.

The event in June will bring together clinicians, patients and representatives from organisations across health and social care, including the royal colleges.

The summit will inform public consultation for the review of urgent and emergency care announced by Northern Ireland’s Department of Health in November 2018.

Dr John Maxwell, an emergency department consultant in Belfast who is leading the review, said the status quo could not continue.

‘Our emergency departments continue to face serious pressures. The level of pressure usually experienced at winter is now lasting throughout the year and is showing no signs of letting up.’

He added: ‘Many people who currently attend emergency departments do not have life-threatening emergency care needs and could be dealt with more effectively in different settings.’

Dr Alan Stout, chair of BMA N

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Cuts to out of hours GP services set to continue for six months in Scottish countySubscription

26 Feb 2019 By Anviksha Patel

Reduced out of hours GP services in Fife are to continue for a further six months, the organisation running the service has announced..

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How trusts are planning to place GPs in A&ESubscription

19 Jun 2017

Pulse summaries what we know about the plan to put GPs in A&E

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