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GP out-of-hours services highly rated despite pressures, finds CQC

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Whether we still believe the rating of CQC is not really important here , it is imperative to address the essential role of our Out of Hour colleagues and the service they have been providing under ‘hostile environment’ (a monopoly terminology owned by this Tory government). It is mission impossible, especially after the introduction of a ethically and conceptual corrupt NHS111 service by the Cameron’s government. The fact that OOH service could still gain a high rating on CQC scale should not and must not shy away from the reality that it is severely underfunded and neglected by technocrats. Protagonists of seven day GP opening can say whatever they like but the ‘lip and teetn’ relationship between in-hours and OOH must not create an internal competition for new funding coming into primary care/general practice. Both in-hours and OOH GPs have suffered enough from this morally corrupt austerity in last 10 years. The narrative is no longer about starving one child in a family more to feed the others.....

Posted date

22 Jun 2018

Posted time

9:21am

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