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GPs accept out of hours offer unanimously

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7009.827a (Published 30 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:827
  1. LINDA BEECHAM
  1. BMJ

    General practitioners in Britain have unanimously accepted a revised offer from the health secretary to resolve the problem of providing out of hours care (see also p 824). The issue has been at the top of their agenda for the past three years. Members would have been balloted on whether to take sanctions if the offer had been rejected.

    The chairman of the General Medical Services Committee, Dr Ian Bogle, will write to all general practitioners emphasising that, although the settlement may have solved the immediate problem, there will now be a much wider debate on other contractual issues, including separating out of hours work from in hours work. The health secretary, Mr Stephen Dorrell, has already recognised the need for further debate. …

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