Out-Of-Hours healthcare provision in urgent need of treatment

By: Ben Gowland
Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 12:36 GMT

Out of hours provision is disjointed, confuses the public and must change. CCGs must face the challenges of reducing pressure on hospitals and managing increasing demand

Have out of hours services become an anachronism in our modern urgent care systems?  This week it has been reported that major A&E units have fallen below the 95% target for the past 52 weeks, and as they experience unprecedented levels of pressure it is increasingly unclear the value that the out of hours services are adding.

Out of hours services came about…

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