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BMA meeting: GP argues that PCTs have failed to organise adequate out of hours care

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3554 (Published 02 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3554
  1. Nigel Hawkes
  1. 1Brighton

    Primary care trusts (PCTs) have failed in the task of organising out of hours care, a GP has told the BMA Annual Representatives Meeting in Brighton, as a motion was passed unanimously recommending that doctors employed from outside the UK are required to work to the same conditions as UK based doctors.

    Dr Peter Holden, a Derbyshire GP and one of the negotiators of the 2004 GPs’ contract that placed responsibility for organising out of hours care on PCTs, said that they had failed to rise to the challenge. He was proposing a motion arising from the case of David Gray, …

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