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Fears for out of hours GP service
9:21am Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
FEARS have been raised over the future of an out of hours GP service in North Yorkshire due to doubts about the position of its current provider.
Harrogate District NHS Hospital Foundation Trust took over the service in areas around York, Selby, Hambleton, Richmondshire and Craven, as well as Harrogate, and is overseeing it in the period before NHS North Yorkshire and York hands over its health responsibilities to new Clinical Commissioning Groups.
But the trust is now unable to continue to meet the needs of patients in the area. A spokesman for NHS North Yorkshire and York said the CCGs were now “considering their options with respect to the retendering of the service”.
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