Hackney GPs plan to take control of out of hours care from April

Re: Hackney GPs plan to take control of out of hours care from April

25 January 2013

Splendid idea. If Hackney can do this, why can suitably-motivated practices not do this?

Nothing has widened doctor-patient gulf more than our generalists' withdrawal from out-of-hours "onerous " work at a bargain price.

That said [and despite DH's assurances], many patients fear the forthcoming turbulence via CGGs could further sabotage the trust of some of the most vulnerable chronic disease service users. We shall see.

Competing interests: None declared

Abdul Jaleel, Chronic disease patient/retired doctor

private, County Durham, UK

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