More than 100 days’ worth of out-of-hours sessions for general practice were not staffed in the past three months, according to new research from Scottish Labour.

An out-of-hours session sees a GP covering a period outside the normal working hours of 09:00-18:00.

Freedom of Information requests revealed there had been 826 unfilled sessions since the beginning of July.

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