Primary Care Out-of-hours Services

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 1st December 2015.

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Photo of Jim Hume Jim Hume Liberal Democrat

The review points out that people in remote and rural locations are more likely to report negatively about out-of-hours care and that there is concern among people living in those areas about the distance from access to out-of-hours care. With more than 100,000 patients being treated outwith their health board area in 2014, what assurances can the cabinet secretary give to people living in remote and rural areas that they will have the care that they need when and where they need it?