Benefits of a cooperativeBMJ 2000; 320 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7251.1725 (Published 24 June 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:1725
- Alexander Williams, general practitioner
In common with many parts of the United Kingdom the GPs in the Exeter area have formed a cooperative for out of hours cover. This means that 95 doctors have joined together to provide out of hours medical cover to a large population (over 200 000). This system has many advantages to its members, but I found another one while doing my shift recently.
I was asked to visit a man in a nearby town who was …