October 2004
Pulse;10/18/2004, Vol. 64 Issue 41, p43
The article presents opinions of general practitioners on the effect of new contract on their out of hours work. Physician John Ashcroft says that he gave out of hour responsibility on July 1 and has done the occasional shift since then. He thinks the contract has delivered on out-of-hours. Now Ashcroft can do some sessions if he wants to. If he doesn't want to he doesn't have to do them. Physician Clair Carpenter says that he gave up out of hour responsibilities on July 1 but would still be happy to work some shifts. He thinks the contract has delivered on out of hours.


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