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Scottish GPs want to be more involved in developing out of hours services

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 09 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c796
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

    Family doctors in Scotland should be much more involved in the planning and development of out of hours services, recommends a report on the future of general practice in Scotland.

    Out of hours care is one of six key areas examined in the report, General Practice in Scotland: The Way Ahead, produced by the BMA in Scotland. Although reviews have shown that out of hours services in Scotland are of high quality, the report says that accessing the right service still causes uncertainty, anxiety, and frustration among patients. It calls for action …

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