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General Practice Leaders Focus On After-Hours


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General Practice Leaders Focus On After-Hours

After-hours issues, especially those highlighted by the recent High Court opinion on after-hours issues in South Canterbury, were prominent on the agenda at the General Practice Leaders’ Forum (GPLF), which met yesterday (November 7) in Wellington to discuss a range of issues important to general practice.

Recently, Justice Christian Whata declined to support an injunction by a group of South Canterbury GPs who sought to stop South Canterbury DHB and South Link Health top-slicing their capitation - because they are no longer providing after-hours services.

GPLF will explore the national implications of Judge Whata’s opinion as they have the potential to effect the contracting environment for the whole of primary health care.

GPLF’s work will focus on two central issues: the professional and contractual obligations for providing after-hours services and the sustainability of these responsibilities.

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