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Professor Martin Roland: GPs need continuity to provide safe care


No one has ever suggested, certainly not me, that this all happens within existing resources. There has to be a substantial shift out of hospital and into Primary care. I have said 12% shift from in hospital to out of hospital....but that's a guestimate, don't quote me, but it's that order of magnitude we need. In Greater Manchester that's £72M. That's a lot of money and we need to get on with it quickly without destabilisaing the rest of the system too much. So lets stop arguing whether it's continuity or extended hours. It's both, so we can manage urgent care and panned care out of hospital

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15 Apr 2014

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