NHS Tayside attends National Out of Hours Event

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l-r Lisa Prudom, Dr Debbie Murray and Dr Shawkat Hasan

Members of the NHS Tayside Out of Hours (OOH) team recently took part in the National Out of Hours Event in Stirling.

The event focused on the achievements and challenges in providing OOH primary care across Scotland.

GP clinical leads Dr Debbie Murray and Dr Shawkat Hasan and head of service Lisa Prudom presented two posters which detailed the range of improvement measures implemented in Tayside and the strategies being employed locally to promote a stable medical workforce.

The event was attended by representatives from Health Boards, as well as NHS24, Scottish Government, NES and the Scottish Ambulance Service. Sir Lewis Ritchie also attended as a guest speaker.

Head of Out of Hours Service Jill Galloway said, “We are a hard-working service that had in excess of 80,000 patient contacts last year. Although challenges remain, we have come together as a team and considerable progress has been made towards developing a sustainable service.

“None of this would have been possible had it not been for our dedicated team of clinical and non-clinical staff whose ongoing commitment ensures that the patients who require advice, an appointment or home visit from the service receive an exceptional quality of care.”

The team will also attend the International Quality Forum event in Glasgow in March to present the posters.

 

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