Letters General practice opening hours

Opening hours of general practices in England

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f7570 (Published 23 December 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f7570
  1. Thomas E Cowling, National Institute for Health Research doctoral research fellow1,
  2. Matthew J Harris, academic clinical lecturer in public health1,
  3. Michael A Soljak, clinical research fellow1,
  4. Azeem Majeed, professor of primary care1
  1. 1Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College London, London W6 8RP, UK
  1. t.cowling{at}imperial.ac.uk

The head to head debate on general practice opening hours does not specify the number of additional opening hours.1 Similarly, the proposal for GPs in England to see patients from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week, tells us little about how much longer GPs would provide consultations.2 We analysed NHS Choices data, obtained on 1 October 2013, on surgery (rather than reception) …

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