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We already say 'no' to poorly-paid out-of-hours - now we need to say no to 24/7 service

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My understanding from the benchmarking of the York out of hours service is that performs ok but it is expensive and I have seen the GP hourly rates which does bring into question and despite your comments, the value for money across the 2 out of hours services in North Yorkshire (the other being a commercial provider, Primecare, and even more expensive than yours as it will have shareholders to satisfy). In these times of economic blight how on earth can the commissioners justify halting a procurement of that size and continue to pay for an even longer term, a significantly higher price for out of hours than almost anywhere else?

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20 Mar 2013

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11:23am

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