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NHS 111 implodes as GPC withdraws support for urgent care hotline


some background information for anonymous 1.30pm I was medical director of our local GP co-op, we met or exceeded all the quality standards that were in place and our local health authority were always impressed by our work. In 2004 with the change in GP contract we had to bid against 2 other suppliers for the local OOH contract. we didn't get the contract. It went to the cheapest bidder. I saw the figures and told anyone who would listen that OOH could not be done properly on that amount of money.I was ignored but rumour has it that a bail out sum of tens of thousands was eventually needed. The Dept of Health seems to think OOH can be done on the cheap, it cannot. I don't do OOH work anymore, too disillusioned.

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22 Mar 2013

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