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Call for out-of-hours GP care checks

Health officials say they believe the out-of-hours care provided by private GP companies is not being checked thoroughly enough.

The healthcare regulator in England, the Care Quality Commission, carried out a study after a patient, David Gray, was accidentally killed by a German doctor working his first out-of-hours shift in Britain.

Christine Braithwaite, from the Care Quality Commission, said primary care trusts needed to ensure care was good from the out-of-hours GP services they used.



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Christine Braithwaite from the Care Quality Commission says primary care trusts must ensure the quality of our-of-hours care



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