One comment on “Timmy Elsewhere

  1. They should carry out a parallel investigation into GP out-of-hours services, provided by private contractors.

    Over the past few years I have been carer to several elderly infirm relatives. In my experience, the locums tend to have a much higher referral rate to the hospitals, than the regular GPs who visit during the day. This seems to stem from a CYA methodology. They can continue to profit from their attendance, while offloading ultimate responsibility back to the NHS trust hospital. There isn’t enough, or any, triage going on. I dread to think what that is ultimately costing.

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