George welcomes Out of Hours GP announcement
West Cornwall MP, Andrew George, who referred the Serco Out of Hours GP service to the Care Quality Commission prior to their damning report and the subsequent decision of the company to withdraw from the service, has welcomed the announcement that a local GP cooperative will take over the service from May.
Mr George said, “This is good news. NHS services should be run for patients not profit. Though the staff of the Out of Hours service were very professional and committed, they were undermined by a commercial ethos which didn’t sit happily with what is a patient focussed service.
“I hope this will result in better integration with other NHS services and that it will restore faith in a crucial service.”