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Views sought of residents out of hours GP service
4:46pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
RESIDENTS across Richmondshire still have time to give their views and experiences of the districts out of hours GP service.
Members of Richmondshire District Council’s scrutiny committee - which looks at external issues and keeps external public services under effective scrutiny - wants to hear from anyone who has had to call upon the service within the last two years.
The service is available to anyone who thinks they need to urgently see a doctor when their usual GP practice is closed – in the evening, through the night and at weekends and bank holidays.
Residents using the service may be asked to attend the Out of Hours Centre at Catterick Garrison, may be visited at home by the out of hours GP, or might be given advice over the telephone.
“We want to hear what local people think of the service they get – have they had good experiences or bad,” said committee chairman Councillor John Robinson.
“With the recent Health Reforms the organisation now responsible for commissioning this service, the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group, is currently reviewing the service.
“At the same time scrutiny members are keen to find out what residents think of it.”
Responses must be logged by September 30.
For more information contact Penny Hillary on 01748-827093 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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