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


Anon 12:56, Whilst I agree with your evaluation of the economics of the health system, I have disagree with your assessment of the position of NHS. If you worked in sates, surely you know of the gap between the rich and the poor and the devastation lack of money brings to one's health. And this further widens the poverty gap and vicious cycle of poverty-ill health. I applaud the NHS in it's principle - it provides care to all, regardless of their financial position. But you are right - what would be deemed appropriate care has to be redefined and patient's demand & expectations properly managed by the DoH, rather than by individual clinicians. We simply cannot provide 24/7 everyone gets everything health care. But we should be able to provide majority of reasonable care at reasonably timely manner at reasonable cost - for which I believe primary care NHS is "world class". I know of no other country which manages this!

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