Leading GP backs Tory plan to hand OOH back to GPs

October 2007
Pulse;10/10/2007, Vol. 67 Issue 36, p8
The article reports on the support of professor Roger Jones on the claims of Tory that out-of-hours care responsibility must be put back in the general practitioner (GP) contract. Jones noted that the contract allowing GPs to opt out of 24-hour duty results to a situation wherein the best-trained GPs are concentrating their efforts on daytime care, risking patients handled by less experienced doctors. He added that such scheme leads to fragmentation of care and hazardous communication errors.


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