GP Out-of-Hours

Scrutiny review - Children, Education & Home Affairs Panel

Launch date: 08/03/2006

Review status: Report published

What is the review about?

A review of proposals to introduce a GP co-operative service for the delivery of out-of-hours care

Terms of reference

  1. To examine whether the proposed GP out-of-hours service would enhance patient care and would meet the requirements of patients and GPs.
  2. To consider the implications of a formal service agreement between the Department of Health & Social Services and General Practitioners for GP practices and the services they provide. 
  3. To consider the impact the GP out-of-hours service would have on other services currently provided by the Department of Health & Social Services. 
  4. To consider the implications of the proposed system for any GP practice which would choose not to form part of the system.
  5. To assess whether the proposed arrangements would be the most cost effective way of delivering an out-of-hours service.


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