Tuesday

Ask your child not to be ill out of hours

The disclosure that just two GPs are available for out-of-hours duty in the county of Suffolk is the inevitable consequence of the contract with family doctors negotiated by the Health Department in 2004. Such sparse coverage is now commonplace throughout rural England

From an editorial in the Telegraph on GP out-of-hours services.

  1. A child died. If only he had been a child of Tony Blair he would probably have had his operation.
  2. It is not only MRSA. Here is another bug you could get in an NHS hospital
  3. Ward closures reported by the NHS Confederation
  4. Another ‘eye-catching initiative’ that is going nowhere
  5. The NHS gets better and better. Is the government’s claim true?
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