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GP out-of-hours services to include more prominent role for nurses


I know GP's are protective of their role but there is a shortage at present especially in OOH. GP's wish to come in at the last minute to get higher pay rates which puts an already underfunded service under pressure Advanced Nurse Practitioners have worked in general practice for years We trained to take histories, assess,examine,diagnose ,refer for tests /X-rays or to hospital. We can do 80% of GP work and no we aren't slower. I work in OOH in England and NI at same pace as the GP I work with next door. We can complement your service we aren't looking to take over the role as scaremongers like to advise. We want recognition and to be valued for the job we do

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17 Jun 2016

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