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Cleobury Mortimer's MP receives assurance over GP out-of-hours service
10:10am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
SHROPDOC will continue to provide the GP out-of-hours services for Shropshire until at least April, 2015, Cleobury Mortimer’s MP has been assured.
Patients in Shropshire will still be able to contact Shropdoc directly for out-of-hours GP services but patients will also be able to call NHS111, which will be a 24/7 service to be provided by West Midlands Ambulance Service, from November.
Conservative Philip Dunne said: “Shropdoc will continue to handle GP out-of-hours services. Shropdoc will be run alongside the NHS111 service provided by WMAS.
“The most important of the national requirements is that a trained operator use NHS Pathways to identify services that would best meet the patient’s needs, a system that WMAS already use.
“Even with substantial investment over the coming months it would not be possible to bring Shropdoc up to the standards required of an NHS111 service.
“Running Shropdoc alongside the NHS111 WMAS service will help patients receive a more complete service in line with other areas of the country.”
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