Health bosses have said “robust” contingency measures were put in place to combat a doctors’ shortage which affected out of hours cover across the area last weekend.
Health practices in the region are short of dozens of GPs as the full-time workforce shrinks despite rising patient demand.
Serious health problems are being missed as a direct result of the GP shortage in Fife, social workers have claimed.
A Fife MSP has called for full transparency around GP numbers in the region amid fears a rush of retiring doctors could impact on healthcare.
The Health Secretary has been forced to deny there is a crisis in Scotland's GP sector - mere minutes after top doctors insisted one was "manifest".
NHS chiefs are pleading with doctors to come out of retirement to ease the GP crisis.