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


I think this whole exercise is about passing the buck. The government wants to pass responsibility of OOH to GPs because they cannot sort it out themselves. Now their plan is for under qualified and cheaper clinicians to pass on responsibility for decision making to a GP. If I am ever forced to do this my answer 99% of the time will be take to A+E so that a clinician who has seen the patient can make the decision. I might make an exception for the palliative patients.

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17 Jun 2013

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