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Out of hours services costs could face a significant hike as off-payroll payments to GPs come under scrutiny from the government.
PERFORMANCE: The provider of the largest 111 contract in the country has been issued an “improvement notice” by commissioners, just weeks into a five year deal.
COMMERCIAL: Hull based Humber Foundation Trust is the new provider of a delayed £45m contract to run community and out of hours services in Whitby.
A company which provides out of hours care across England has said it is considering setting up a network of “pop up” urgent care centres.
An increased number of specialists, concentration of acute and emergency services in fewer hospitals would allow us to achieve the goal of seven day working. John Bevan writes
Controversial out of hours shake-up faces delaySubscription
COMMERCIAL: Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin clinical commissioning groups will today consider whether to delay a decision to place the region’s out of hours care services out to tender.
Jeremy Hunt has said there are “too many choices” in urgent care, leading to confusion among patients who as a result are not always able to access medical help when they need it.
The government would step in to save GP out of hours services “on the verge of collapsing” if nearby providers running extended hours services made them financially unsustainable, a health minister has told MPs.
The government’s flagship policy for extending primary care access is pushing up the cost of GP shifts and destabilising existing out of hours services, several sector leaders have warned.
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