Conference in brief

Out-of-hours - LMCs in Northern Ireland called for GPs to opt back in to organising and commissioning out-of-hours care, but ruled out a return to 24-hour responsibility.

UK contract

GPs in Northern Ireland have said they support the continuation of a UK-wide GMS contract, despite growing differences between countries.

Premises

Funding for premises development is vital to support plans to shift work out of hospitals into primary care, LMCs warned.

Mid Staffs

LMCs condemned the 'target-driven' NHS system and pledged to investigate lessons for GPs from the Mid Staffs scandal.

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