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In full: What GPs think about taking back out-of-hours care


GP Commissioners want OOH services to improve. At a recent LMC meeting the OOH service was roundly criticised. None of the critics actually worked out of hours, or regularly updated special patient notes. The selfsame commissioners wish to commission the service cheaper but were not prepared to work themselves for what was on offer. It is time those who have forgotten all about out of hours wake up and realise 1) That they are commissioning a service for people who can't wait till their own GP is open 2) You get what you pay for 3) The funds available for OOH (two thirds of the time) are a tiny fraction of the in hours funding

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16 Jun 2013

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