TITLE

Leading GP backs Tory plan to hand OOH back to GPs

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Pulse;10/10/2007, Vol. 67 Issue 36, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
27888719

 

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