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GP Out of Hours Services are Still Highly Rated

The majority of patients who attend urgent care have been rating their local services as being good or even outstanding. This is even after the system pressures that doctors are constantly facing. The report looked into walk in urgent centres and the results were outstanding to say the least. The CQC have come out to say that this high level of positive ratings are really shocking because a lot of doctors are under pressure to try and meet a ton of goals while also satisfying the needs of their patients. The report says that they do not take into account the finances of the providers and that there is a growing risk when you look at this area. The problem is that the value of the contracts do not reflect the true and actual cost of delivering them. It has also been added that recruitment is often difficult and this is especially the case when you look at how unsociable the hours are and even the rate of pay as well. On top of this, the urgent care sector is especially intense.

The best thing about this report is that despite the challenges, the ratings have shown that they can be very consistent and that the performances across all of the sectors have been very, very high. Professor Steve Field is the chief inspector of the CQC and he believes that the whole thing is very well researched. Those who work in GP jobs will understand more than anyone how important it is to provide a high-quality level of care as well as making sure that everyone is getting a qualified doctor who knows what they are doing. With the NHS being strained however, this is harder now than ever before.

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