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GPs battling large companies to provide out of hours care

GPs who want to run out of hours services in their local areas should be awarded contracts without facing a struggle with large private companies, according to a report launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

The college says that the regulations for awarding contracts should be clarified, and legislative changes made if necessary, to enable practices or groups of practices to take back their out of hours service without having to go through a competitive tender. More .....