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Survey provides more evidence that patients don’t want Sunday GP appointments

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 06 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5979
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. 1London

Evidence is mounting against the need for Sunday GP appointments, after a survey of more than 800 000 patients in England found that only 2.2% would rather see their GP on a Sunday than a Saturday.

The survey found that four fifths of patients were happy with the current opening times of their general practice.1 And most patients (74%) who said that they could not make weekday appointments said that they would prefer to attend on Saturdays.

The results …

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