Summary Report of the National Review Primary Care Out of Hours Services

A Summary Report of the independent Review of Primary Care Out of Hours Services Chaired by Prof Sir Lewis Ritchie. The Main Report, which accompanies this summary version, provides a more comprehensive overview of the Review, its methodology, findings and rationale for the recommendations proposed.

Our Remit

We were asked evaluate the effectiveness of the delivery of primary care out of hours services in Scotland. This evaluation involved reviewing the current situation and recommending action to ensure that primary care OOH services:

  • Are person-centred, sustainable, high quality, safe and effective
  • Provide access to relevant urgent care where needed
  • Deliver the right skill mix of professional support for patients during the OOH period


Email: Diane Campion

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