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GPs facing escalating indemnity costs for seven-day working, claims GPC


Fascinating reasoning behind all this. One of the main reasons behind the setting of fees for Out of Hours work has been the inherent risk of not knowing the patient and not having full access to the records. Many of the 7 day week pilots are shared ones based on sharing of records and I guessing from this , the indemnifiers will not be putting OOH rates onto those doctors even though they may not be from the same practice. How is it then in areas where there is full sharing of records indemnifiers are classing that as out of hours work despite the 'inherent risk' being diminished through full access to patient records?

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06 Aug 2015

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