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Patients prioritise weekday access over seven-day opening


Another difference is you shop only if you pay for it and can afford it. Offering 24/7 health care for £3 per week is ridiculous - its like an "eat all you want" buffet that is being forced on the provider for round the clock access. Supermarkets are open 24/7 because more customers=more profits - for those of us in General practice, the reverse is true. . Fee for service, perhaps, as per New Zealand/Australia, with ramped payments for weekend/evenings, and even higher for convenience home visits. Until then, for £2-3 per week payment the average GP gets per patient, they can eat all they want 0800-1830, and the buffet choice is getting smaller.

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08 Dec 2014

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