Major changes to out-of-hours GP services recommended

A new report has recommended sweeping changes to the country’s out-of-hours GP services, after finding that the Health Service Executive (HSE) is paying almost €90 million more than authorities in the North for the same service.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
17th April, 2010

A new report has recommended sweeping changes to the country’s out-of-hours GP services, after finding that the Health Service Executive (HSE) is paying almost €90 million more than authorities in the North for the same service.

The HSE paid €107 million last year for an out-of-hours service available to 1.4 million medical card holders. The authorities in the North paid €20million for an out-of-hours service, which is provided to its full population of...

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