Of course OOH services run by GPs are best
I have worked in the NHS since 1970 and have seen lots of out-of-hours services from the sharp end.
When co-ops came in I worked for one in Cornwall. However, when they were taken over by a huge multinational the GPs lost control and involvement, so moved to a company that is still run by GPs.
When you have ownership of out-of-hours care it's much better for patients, staff and GPs. I believe if co-ops and private firms were compared you would find much greater satisfaction with co-ops.
Dr Pete Brewer, East Looe, Cornwall