PCT has no GP overnight cover

Davies, Edward
September 2004
GP: General Practitioner;9/13/2004, p8
The article reports that the DoH has condemned a PCT's out-of-hours service for not employing general practitioners (GPs) for the overnight "red eye" shifts. The out-of-hours arrangements at Lincolnshire South West Teaching PCT are thought to be the first in the country to run without GPs between 11pm and 8am, the time most expensive to fill because it is unpopular. The PCT started phasing in the service from April 5 and it is expected to be fully in place by December 4. But a DoH spokesman warned that any out-of-hours scheme excluding GPs was inappropriate.


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