Four clinical commissioning groups have appointed new organisations to run GP out of hours services after the collapse of multiple contracts held by Allied Healthcare and its subsidiaries.

Last week, out of hours provider Primecare told GP practices in Birmingham that it would cease providing all services by 1 December. The announcement followed parent company Allied Healthcare’s decision to hand back all contracts.

Primecare has also withdrawn from out of hours contracts with Walsall, Herefordshire, and Sandwell and West Birmingham CCGs, as well as an end of life care contract with Nene CCG.

Full story in The HSJ, 4 December 2018

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