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GPs expected to provide 24/7 'decision support' under proposed out-of-hours revamp


Er anyone remember the good old days of taking a hx from a patient? I don`t quite understand this- are they asking someoone from my practice to be able to answer the phone all night and advice that yes Mr Bloggs needs to go to hospital for his crushing central chest pain. or that no, mrs bloggs can`t manage at home because social services haven`t sorted out a carer and she can`t cope? If it`s integrating knowledge between ooh systems/ A&E then fine and dandy- but not really sure how much difference that will make to the patient in front of you. More Gp`s, and acute care teams with better social services is where the money needs to go.

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17 Jun 2013

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