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RCGP sparks row over GP out-of-hours care for complex patients


Does anyone else feel that the disruption to the life part of the work/life balance is almost as bad being on call for the 5-10% of the practice population most likely to need time-consuming interventions as being on call for 100%? When on call, you can't plan anything, can't be sure that you will not be so fatigued the following day that it will be possible to function let alone plan anything for self or family the following evening - and in my experience, knowing you might be phoned doesn't conduce to good quality sleep. What is the RCGP thinking of?

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05 Jun 2013

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