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In full: What GPs think about taking back out-of-hours care



Do you think GPs should take back out-of-hours (OOH) responsibility for all their patients?

Yes – 45 (11.3%)

No – 340 (85.6%)

Don’t know – 12 (3%)

Respondents: 397 GPs

 

Do you support the RCGP’s proposal for GPs to take back OOH responsibility for 5% of patients, such as the elderly, patients with complex medical problems and those needing palliative care or with mental health problems?

Yes – 33 (8.3%)

No – 345 (87.1%)

Don’t know – 18 (3%)

Respondents: 396 GPs

 

Would you support the GPC in taking some form of industrial action if NHS England seeks to change the GP contract to place responsibility for out-of-hours care back with GPs?

Yes – 244 (61.9%)

No – 102 (25.9%)

Don’t know – 48 (12.1%)

Respondents: 394 GPs

 

Would you be willing to take back responsibility for overseeing the quality of OOH care for your patients if there was a guarantee you wouldn’t have to do on-call shifts yourself?

Yes – 142 (35.8%)

No – 195 (49.2%)

Don’t know – 59 (14.9%)

Respondents: 396 GPs

 

How much extra per GP would the Government have to pay your practice to persuade you to take back responsibility for out-of-hours care?

£3,000 – 2 (0.5%)

£5,000 – 4 (1%)

£10,000 a year – 20 (5.4%)

£20,000 – 87 (23.5%)

I wouldn’t take back responsibility at any price – 255 (69.1%)

Respondents: 369 GPs