Out of Hours

Primary Care and GP Engagement

Nuffield Trust prepared reportThe NHS budget is protected from cuts under the new government. But the rise in Emergency Admissions over the last few years threatens to use up all of the protection and more. And yet, until we invest in care outside of hospital, we can’t change this rise.
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Lessons from Privatisation - Out of Hours

 Pulse - you may need to register to read itThe lessons are, at last, coming out from privatisation of the OOH service.
In the UK, up until April 2004, GPs were responsible the 24-hour care for their patients. This meant a 9-to-5 job in the surgery, looking after all comers; followed by any hours that were not spent working, available on call for anything too urgent to wait until the morning.

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