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Sick patients won't be on my shopping list

Are Asda and Sainsbury's really going to host doctors' surgeries in the same building where the public buys fresh bread, meat and fish, and fruit and vegetables in open trays?

I for one will not be going to those stores if groups of patients are wandering around with who knows what diseases, such as vomiting bugs, diarrhoea, coughs and sneezes.

Will patients be kept separate from the public in waiting rooms and treatment rooms?

What does health and safety have to say about it? Are these supermarket surgeries only going to be open to patients with non-communicable diseases, so as to avoid extra health issues for the general shopping public?

From Dr Bob Smith, Wirral, Cheshire

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