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Parts of Wales have 'no GP cover overnight', says British Medical Association

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ITV Wales has been told that in some parts of Wales there have been entire health board areas with "no GP cover available overnight", in recent days.

British Medical Association (BMA) Cymru Wales said concerns have been raised with the relevant health board.

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Out of hours primary care services are struggling to find staff to cover services.

GPs are very worried about patient safety and putting themselves in a professionally compromising situation. Every GP does their best but with the current pressures on the system alongside problems recruiting doctors, many GPs are struggling to manage the demand.

BMA Cymru Wales is concerned about the integrity of out of hours across Wales.

– Dr David Bailey, Chair of the BMA’s Welsh Council

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