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Give practices 'preferential treatment' if they decide to take back out-of-hours, says GPC


The reversal of out-of hours to GPs can be seen as the government moving away from choice and competition and accepting that a policy of fragmentation of services fails! This should be a welcomed step in reversing everything that their reforms were about - surely! the proposals for unifying care should be seen as a reconvening of core NHS work into NHS otrganisations (after all there would be absolutly no profit in it unless costs spriralled and no CCGF in their right mind would commission spiralling costs! This sounds like true 'GP Led' reform and not the top down imposition (That they said they would never do!) proposed by Jeremy Huntenable! It's time for the politicians to stand up and be counted; do they allow GPs to commission services for their patients or do they centrally impose contracts and services upon them (exactly the failure they driticise the last governemnt for!)? 'GP led' commissioning or an abandonment from their entire reform agenda and 'top down' politically led reorganisation? - We will soon see if Mr Cameron is a man of his word!

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23 Jul 2013

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