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Developing primary palliative care

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7492.671-a (Published 17 March 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:671

Primary palliative care services must be better funded by both day and night

  1. Scott A Murray, clinical reader (Scott.Murray@ed.ac.uk),
  2. Kirsty Boyd, honorary senior lecturer,
  3. Aziz Sheikh, professor of primary care research and development
  1. Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences: General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX
  2. Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Division of Community Health Sciences: General Practice Section, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9DX

    EDITOR—Guthrie's response to our editorial of 6 November on developing primary palliative care is helpful in pointing out that the new out of hours organisations are now responsible for three quarters of the week's on call hours, while primary care teams working during the day are responsible for only a quarter.1 This of course means that general practitioners and district nurses working out of hours will …

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