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The number of people contacting Scotland’s Out of Hours Primary Care services increased 12% in December 2017, compared to 2016. 

This amounted to around and additional 10,000 contacts, the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland has said. It’s new OOH data also indicates A&E Departments also showed a 4,000 (5%) increase in attendances in December.

“Over both the four-day holiday periods at Christmas and New Year, there were around 25,000 and 28,000 contacts respectively at OOH Primary Care Services. Over a typical weekend there are around 13,000 contacts,” said ISD Scotland.

Around 850,000 patients use OOH Primary Care services across Scotland each year resulting in just under a million consultations. “Home visits account for 1 in 5 (183,000) contacts with OOH Primary Care services. Over half of contacts (56%) take place in a Primary Care Emergency Centre.”

The data indicates that A&E services have more attendances than OOH Primary Care services during the summer, which is probably due to longer days and greater risk of injuries, said ISD Scotland.

Links:
ISD Scotland ‘Out of Hours Primary Care Services in Scotland’ February 27 2018

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