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

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f309 (Published 16 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f309

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

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: No competing interests

25 January 2013
Abdul Jaleel
Chronic disease patient/retired doctor
private
County Durham, UK
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