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The elephant in out of hours primary care

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c3881 (Published 21 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3881
  1. Timothy Jefferson Cantor, freelance locum general practitioner1
  1. 1Charlton House, Ryarsh, West Malling, Kent ME19 5JS
  1. tim.cantor{at}btinternet.com

    Cosford and Thomas identify factors possibly contributing to the death of David Gray at the hands of Daniel Ubani,1 but they ignore the elephant in the living room—namely, payment rates for general practitioners (GPs) who volunteer to work for out of hours providers.

    Since primary care trusts took …

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