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Seven-day GP access pioneer hails cut in unnecessary A&E attendance


If GPs are open for longer it it is obvious that fewer people will turn up at A/E.It is no more than duplication of OOH services.But then do we know how many of those will be re-attending to see their usual GP?The only way this will be cost effective is if it is cheaper for the patient to see a GP during extended hours than an A/E doctor.However i don't think any of this really matters as extended access is seen as a significant vote winner and will be pushed through regardless

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25 Apr 2014

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