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Is it time for GPs to embrace seven-day working? No


Dr Small and Dr Ferriday...... I totally agree with everything you have said. I shall be resigning from my partnership if I have to work a child I recall that my own surgery was open between the hours of 8am and 9am then again between 4pm and 5pm. For the rest of the day the doors were locked. If you arrived at 1 minute past 10 you did not get in! Our doors are now open from 8.30am (phones from 8am) until 6.30pm and we have a constant stream of patients attending throughout the day, outside of booked surgeries all insisting that they are seen. Surely this is adequate access. Employers should be made to allow their employees time off to visit the Dr in the same way that women are allowed time off for antenatal care.

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23 Oct 2013

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