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Out of hours primary care services struggling

Dr David Bailey, Chair of the BMA’s Welsh Council said:

“Out of hours primary care services are struggling to find staff to cover services. We have been made aware that in some parts of Wales, there has not been a doctor available at all across an entire health board area overnight. Concerns have been raised with the relevant health board.

“GPs are very worried about patient safety and putting themselves in a professionally compromising situation. Every GP does their best but with the current pressures on the system alongside problems recruiting doctors, many GPs are struggling to manage the demand.

“BMA Cymru Wales is concerned about the integrity of out of hours across Wales.”


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