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Report warns that cost of care by GPs out of hours could be higher than expected

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 12 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:368
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    The cost of funding evening and weekend care by GPs in the United Kingdom could be much higher than the NHS had expected, according to a report published by the House of Commons Health Committee last week.

    Individual GPs are currently responsible for providing out of hours care for their patients, but they will be able to opt out of providing this service from 31 December. For GPs who opt out the responsibility for out of hours services will be …

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