January 2014
BMJ: British Medical Journal;1/4/2014, Vol. 348 Issue 7939, p4
Academic Journal
The article presents the step-in service providers drafted by National Health Services (NHS) England to run NHS Direct contracts temporarily until 2015. Most of these are NHS ambulance trusts which provide the service to almost 34 million people followed by general practitioners (GP) led cooperatives which provide 111 service to almost 13 million people. It cites concerns by GP led cooperatives of a land grab from ambulance trusts with clinical input from primary care being marginalised.


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