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Private OOH firm loses contract

By Ian Quinn

A private firm at the centre of a storm of controversy over the death of a patient under the care of a foreign locum has had its contract terminated early after failing new spot checks.

Take Care Now was last month subject to a damning report by the Care Quality Commission, following the death of David Gray in February last year, after he was given an overdose of painkillers by a German locum.

NHS Cambridgeshire said it had decided to act after the latest in more than 30 unannounced spotchecks and inspections, involving its services in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland and adjacent parts of Suffolk, found continuing concerns over GP cover.

The PCT, which said the contract would be terminated as from December 1, has signed a temporary deal with CAMDOC ahead of a wider provider contract announcement next April.

Private OOH firm Take Care Now has lost its contract with NHS Cambridgeshire Private OOH firm Take Care Now has lost its contract with NHS Cambridgeshire

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