Would you welcome your GP surgery being opened 7 days a week?

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There is much debate going on about proposals for GP surgeries to be open 7 days a week.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will challenge family doctors to embrace the Government’s plan for surgeries to open seven days a week, which has proved deeply unpopular with the profession. He is also promising extra investment and help for under-pressure services.

Mr Hunt says that with an ageing population and more people living for longer with chronic health conditions, the NHS now needs “effective, strong and expanding general practice” more than at any time in its history.

Doctors say they’re already overworked and that patients don’t want weekend appointments anyway.

What are your views?  Do you find it easy to get a mid-week appointment with your GP? Would you welcome appointments with your GP on a Saturday or Sunday?

Would you welcome your GP surgery being opened 7 days a week?

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Alicia
2nd Nov 2015
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I do not think my doctor would like it.
Katypee
1st Aug 2015
2
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As a pensioner , this doesn't really apply to me, but I am sure all of the people working 9-5 would benefit
little owl
31st Jul 2015
1
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I don't necessarily want the Doctors open 7 days per week but it would be great if they worked a rota so that one Doctor from the practice or a couple of practices is available if anybody has an emergency as it used to be. This would take a lot of the pressure off the A & E departments in the hospitals and stop parents worrying so much about children.

I have just rung for an appointment and to see one of the 2 main Doctors I have to wait 3 or 4 weeks respectfully and I object to this very much as I only ring if I need to see a doctor and I don't mean in 3 weeks time. It's no wonder people miss appointments as people must make them just in case.
nome
31st Jul 2015
3
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Doctors are not going to be working a 7 day week, there will be a shift system. Many people have to work weekends ,that's life now.
ruupfrit
23rd Jul 2015
2
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undecided about this question.
Roger1946
22nd Jul 2015
1
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We know who to blame for this the self serving politicians who gave the Doctors new .contracts without having the brains to see the impact this would have on A&E departments in hospitals.
Marylyn Daley
20th Jul 2015
2
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I would welcome GP Surgeries to be open seven days a week.It would take the load off struggling Accident and Emergency Services in the NHS.
jeaniembe
20th Jul 2015
1
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I would welcome a 7 day service. At present I have to wait 2 weeks to see a GP and you rarely see the same one twice. The surgery is now open from 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m and closed for 1 hour for lunch. It used to be 9a.m. to 6 p.m. with a 2 hour break. There appear to be quite a number of GPs at the surgery but since the massive pay raise and opt out of working unsocial hours, they can afford to work part-time. Most of them are female and only work 2 days a week. Also they regularly close one afternoon per week for training. People do not just get Ill from Monday to Friday.
Jo Kingham
20th Jul 2015
2
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I think as long as they have at least one late evening when people can get there that's enough. They definitely shouldn't open on a Sunday, maybe a Saturday morning at a push
HJR58
19th Jul 2015
3
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Our practice is open 8am-6pm 5 days a week plus 1 late evening. If they opened every weekend, the weekday service would have to be reduced. It has already been proven in trials that many appointments at weekends weren't used. I'd rather see my own GP than a locum.
roverT33
19th Jul 2015
2
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I tried to do the same but I found out about a carousel system is used. So I have to see the first available GP. Unless I book on-line with System One, but I only get to talk via the phone. I can order prescriptions on there. And get them faster than the traditional method.
Chrissie
19th Jul 2015
2
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I expect the 24% are Doctors
Hawke008
14th Aug 2015
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HJR58
1st Aug 2015
1
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I'm not but I just don't think people would use the appointments - this has be proven in trials.
BernieM
19th Jul 2015
3
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I think in todays culture where people are working 24/7 ie supermarkets etc we need a more flexible appointment system and hopefully it would benefit A & E depts. too.
Josie6
19th Jul 2015
2
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This is a splendid idea but would require more GPs. The reason patients visit A&E with non urgent illnesses is because it is so difficult to get GP appointments.
jarvo1234
19th Jul 2015
2
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So, it's a mixed bag as far as opinions are concerned. How about a small charge for an appointment at the weekend, say £2.50 or £5. This should deter the people with a lesser ailment from going. For those in genuine financial hardship there should be a way of producing an exemption certificate.
silver essex
18th Jul 2015
2
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Very good idea should have happened years ago
Hawke008
14th Aug 2015
0
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Before Labour gave out permissions for doctors to earn vast sums for less work, many doctors were available 7 days a week.
Coathamlass
18th Jul 2015
2
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I worked as a medical receptionist in a GP surgery for nearly 31 years & I certainly wouldn't have been averse to weekend hours. In point of fact I used to enjoy doing my Saturday morning shift!
Eleanor Reid
18th Jul 2015
5
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They work hard enough this will only put more medical students off becoming GPs . Give them a break please .
saltandpepper
18th Jul 2015
0
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It is often difficult to get to see a GP when you need to so by opening 7 days if may help address this situation.
recycledteen
17th Jul 2015
4
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Doctors need be alert and capable of being fit to make decisions. A life away from work is essential for their wellbeing.
We would need many more Doctors to cover 7 Days a week.
Currently we have alternatives when our surgery is closed.
If surgeries open at weekends people would visit at the weekends instead of in the week as they do their shopping now shops are open at weekends.
This would leave Doctors appointments not used in the week.
Surgeries open seven days a week would have a knock on effect as other Agencies would have to work to provide backup for instance laboratory staff would have to work to check blood samples.
The one service I would like to see improved is the return of a Doctor to visit very ill people at home during the night. This could be covered on a rota system and could prevent elderly people being admitted to hospital.
I feel blessed that we have the services of our Doctors and Nurses and I would not like to see them overworked underpaid and their health and family life suffer.
Gillie
17th Jul 2015
3
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We live in a 7 day a week world and surely it is possible for surgeries to organise rotas so each GP takes their turn.
Hawke008
14th Aug 2015
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That's OK if there is more than one GP, but there are still a lot of single GP surgeries around.
Jmpge
17th Jul 2015
2
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Only if they have enough staff. I cannot imagine the existing medical staff at surgeries will be keen to work a 7 day week without backup from the government. Student doctors could take over some of the duties whilst still studying to gain experience and earn a fee at the same time.
keithknapman
17th Jul 2015
2
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The government needs to invest in more doctors and nurses for hospitals and surgeries and like most people take normal holidays.
Perhaps it would be a nice gesture to forgo their wage increases like us.
GavinR
17th Jul 2015
2
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The Dr's will probably want triple time and more hoidays. Just like the gready tube drivers.
Ren
17th Jul 2015
2
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We cannot have an appointment at our Doctors. We receive a 'call back' whereby any of the doctors at the surgery decided if we deserve an appointment or if to deal with the problem over the phone. A lot of visual clues to diagnosis can be lost.
I spoke to three different doctors over the last year, all of which changed my medication by phone call and created severe problems for me.
I feel a surgery would benefit all of those forced to work six days a week by opening every day...... It's only a phone call after all
ourgrandkids
17th Jul 2015
4
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Yes GP's should open 7 days because as Governments past and present have forced the 24 7 culture onto the people of the UK people working for companies that do not allow time of for GP visits are foced to go to A+E because they are unable to get in to there local surgery .More GP's are needed and the Government should be funding that.We all pay in via NI and should have access to the service we are paying for (rant over )
alfie cat
17th Jul 2015
1
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Yes on a Saturday but not Sunday. 6 days a week and longer hours each day would be better.
1393Thomas
16th Jul 2015
2
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GP & hospital access should be better for those who work or fall ill over this time.
ElsieY
16th Jul 2015
2
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Fair enough if there are plenty of doctors but if not then no.they need their time off as well
Jemima Duck
16th Jul 2015
2
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I'm fortunate and generally don't have problems accessing my GP unlike many others. I would like to see local minor injury units so small repairs can be made without going to A &E.
SHOEFLY
4th Jul 2015
1
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our gp.s no longer let you book appts, you have to ring at 8am. so you have no chance. but they are still registering new patients.
SHOEFLY
4th Jul 2015
1
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The beadwitch
24th Jun 2015
3
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No one is advocating that doctors work 7 days per week - or that they shouldn't have a private life. Iv been a District Nurse for 2 decades. We used to work mon - fri. 9 - 5. Now we work shifts between 7am till 10pm and have night cover as well. GPs are leaving in droves and the younger ones don't want to do it BECAUSE there aren't enough of them to see the vast numbers monday - Friday. It's a vicious circle unless the govt. has a big recruitment drive primary care will stay at stalemate.
ppl
24th Jun 2015
1
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I think the cost to the NHS and to doctors families would be too much, and if you really do need to see a doctor over the weekend there are drop in centres and badgers clinics, for children if you have the grandchildren staying for the weekend.
Jonroger
24th Jun 2015
2
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I see no point in surgeries being open at weekend as a general option and we have to be mindful of costs and the effects on people lives (a friend of mine would leave the practice if she had to work weekends as she has childcare to consider). Perhaps a surgery within an area for urgent matters could be open on one day at weekends.
lesj
24th Jun 2015
5
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The government is always reporting that a&e units are being misused and are overworked - if GP surgeries were open 7 days a week working people who aren't allowed time off or those with minor worries could go to a GP instead of log jamming a&e depts.
LadyPutt
24th Jun 2015
3
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I don't agree with 7-day opening (everyone should be entitled to Sundays off) but would like GPs to be available for longer hours during the week and perhaps on Saturday mornings. I am fortunate that I can pretty much get an appointment to see my preferred GP within a week and can get an emergency appointment with any GP the same day - and I work. As others have suggested, flexibility with GPs taking different days off during the week (not necessarily weekends) is the way to go.
chrisae
24th Jun 2015
4
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Every working person needs and is entitled to time off and this traditionally has been the weekend, but it doesn't have to be these two particular days. Surely it makes sense to have surgeries open at weekends to prevent undue and unnecessary pressure in A&E at weekends. The problem is that we simply do not have sufficient doctors to implement a rota system. No one wants doctors to work seven days a week, but 7 day surgeries must be the way forward. Becoming a doctor and a GP must be made more attractive. The culture these days in all professions is that people are expected to do more and more and more without any incentive; any reward.
rita.crowch
24th Jun 2015
4
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I understand the public want GPs to work 7 days a week but as a retired Practice Manager I can't see how it would work with current staffing levels, particularly in the smaller surgeries. Out of hours surgeries (evenings, nights and weekends) are already manned by GPs working weekends and nights.
Daisey
24th Jun 2015
3
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At present if I need an appointment the wait is 10-14 days which if in pain or I'll is too long to wait. Either dead or better by then. If open 7 days the wait should be shorter.
smithsand
24th Jun 2015
4
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If there are sufficient Doctors to be able to open 7 days week then I'm all for it. Sometimes you need to be seen asap and not have to wait.
Marley444
23rd Jun 2015
3
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Our GP surgery is really good ... can usually get an appointment when needed and can also book telephone appointments now too, which saves a lot of time.
Wilf
22nd Jun 2015
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Knowing a few doctors myself I think they work hard enough during the week let alone the weekend so I think its probably asking too much of them
AlisonTD7
21st Jun 2015
6
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I'm still working5 days a week Monday to Friday and getting an appointment early in the morning or around 5pm can be difficult unless booked a couple of weeks in advance. Opening for weekend surgeries would ease this problem. As an asthmatic I am entitled to a free flu jab. In my health centre they are on offer over two mornings 8.30 am to about 12 noon. I turn up on the first day at 8.15 to find a queue of pensioners about 50 deep. I had to go without my jab in order to get to work on time as they are done on a first come first served basis. Surely there should bea better system in place
jeanmark
29th Jun 2015
0
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I'm lucky, our surgery does Saturday morning flu clinics to try and accommodate everyone but people still complain!
abbypad
20th Jun 2015
2
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I appreciate that people may work long hours and would like to see their doctor at week-ends . I do myself . However Doctors also have families & friends and lives to sort out and cannot be available 24/7 . I think for smaller practices it is very hard . The only way it would work would be to share technology & records across several practices so could rotate . I would rather see the pharmacies used more for routine complaints .
jeanmark
22nd Jun 2015
1
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I fully agree with abbypad, GP's and their supporting staff also have families and lives outside of work. Pharmacists are also highly qualified and are often in a position to give sound advice but may be underused by a public that believe 'only doctor knows'. People may want a seven day GP service but are they willing to pay? In the current climate these services are already struggling to survive on an increasingly restricted budget.
Moke09
20th Jun 2015
2
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Delighted to say we have a great service in our local surgery and the staff are fantastic but I usually forget what hours they work so often forget to make appointments. We never have to wait more than 24 hours for an appointment so we are very lucky but longer hours would be better for mums and dads who might have sick children and are frightened to let them wait for appointments
zalzado
20th Jun 2015
2
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It takes at least 2 weeks to get an appointment with the GP at the moment, I work 3 days a week, and can only go Thursday or Friday, I was sick 4 weeks ago, and could only get an appointment for 19th June, by that time I thought my illness had gone , and was about to cancel when I thought no, as I may get sick again, and have to wait another 4 weeks. so if we had weekend opening hours, I am sure it would cut down waiting time.
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shunter
20th Jun 2015
2
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a change of medication caused my wife to have an anaphalactic episode/shock & ended with the GP informing me "There's nothing more I can do other than give her more Antihistamines" .
So After a series of telephone calls I finally managed to get her seen at the local Hospital where a paramedic informed me It could be "Stevens-Johnson" syndrome which could be fatal! So then with her covered Head to toe in a horrid rash I was despatched home & told to "Keep her under observation"
and make sure her tongue & throat didn't swell! It took three weeks for the rash to disappear & the next time the GP was visited he could not even remember the episode! So much for FAMILY doctors,
SHOEFLY
20th Jun 2015
3
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I have just spent hours at heartlands hospital with my husband who has now been admitted to hospital with sepsis, the doctors receptionist refused to give my husband an appt after the district nurse requested one. I had to call badgers to get a doctor out as he was so ill. The gp gave us a call back and said my husband symptons were probably because he was on antibiotics three weeks ago. a gp came out after three calls. He gave him 24 hrs to survive if he wasnt put on an antibiotic drip. All this because receptionists have the power of life or death.
itsjoy
24th Jun 2015
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disgusting thank god someone listened to you xx
dotdot
19th Jun 2015
3
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We are in the 21st centuary where many people work 24/7 shifts so why not GP's? If it means more people attending hospitals then one would hope if necessary more staff will be employed to cover this, leading to less unemployment. Many GP's work part-time already and I should imagine there are more GP's out there that would be happy to work part-time that would enable them to fit in a very important job that they trained for, that would fit in with other commitments.
dotdot
19th Jun 2015
2
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nagonthenet
19th Jun 2015
2
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Definitely. You can't choose when you are ill. Another thing that they ought to do is to keep early morning and after 5pm apptmts for those who are employed. Other people can try to go at other times
quietlady
19th Jun 2015
2
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I feel that doctor's already work long evenings. Our surgery is open from early morning till quite late at night, they also are open on Saturday mornings. They have families, so let them have some quality time with their family.
rudgy
19th Jun 2015
2
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The problem is a lot of doctors work part time ,but they also do a day or two in the hospitals.There are doctors in my practice that do just that .Then it takes a couple of weeks to get an appointment .there are about 14 doctors and they all work part time .
K848
19th Jun 2015
3
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I feel the pressure all staff experience within the health service will only be compounded if surgeries were to be opened every day.Surely this would add to wrong diagnosis and treatment plans being given.Having had many years experience from 'both' sides of the argument,I think getting the balance between 'Chiefs' and 'Indians' addressed would be of far more benefit.
Capricorn
19th Jun 2015
2
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My Surgery is very efficient and has the advantage of a Pharmacy. I think the Doctors will make up their minds whether to have an evening Surgery. Unless you need urgent treatment on Sunday I can't see the need for Sunday opening , the treatment would be dealt with by a hospital if it was urgent anyway.
jeanmark
22nd Jun 2015
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How do you define 'urgent'?
Capricorn
22nd Jun 2015
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There is a crisis in the NHS and in the Telegraph this morning it is costing a fortune to bring in Foreign Nurses .

I worked for a while as a Clerk relieving at various Clinics. While there may be a problem , if I was in charge this is how I would try to ease the situation.

If a Nurse is trained in the U.K. he/she should spend two years at least working for the NHS to pay for the cost of the training before going into Private Practice.

Tony Blair introduced "sure start" where Single Mothers were visited by NHS staff to betaught how to cook.!!!!!! Havn't we got enough, T.V. cookery lessons? Why isn't the Mother teaching her
daughter ? In my day we had cookery lessons in School,, has that been abandoned?

There is a lot of waste in the NHS and the Minister, Hunt is it?? as a Business mandoesn't seem to have done much.
I think they could manage to rota themselves for Saturday surgeries to help the backlog we are currently experiencing. With a much larger population in our country something needs to be done. More immigration is bound to put a strain on resources. It is not just an ageing population that is causing the problem, as many pensioners are now fitter and more active than ever before. Many are working longer now due to financial pressures and to supplement their low pensions. I wonder if we actually recoup the costs from other countries for visitors who need care from the NHS. I feel this would surely help us to maintain standards to some extent.
knitter
19th Jun 2015
3
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Sometimes it,s hard to get an appointment longer opening would be easier to get in.
Tizzyruth
19th Jun 2015
4
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Doctors like the rest of need time off. Working 7 days a week would mean over tired doctors and quite possibly wrong diagnosis
Renbry006
19th Jun 2015
2
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Not if they alternate
Diane.P
19th Jun 2015
3
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a tired GP is not a good GP. 7 days a week with little or no rest could mean poor diagnosis. Doctors are already stretched because there are not enough so I think it would not be a good thing.
thegosnaysters
19th Jun 2015
3
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Even GPs are entitled to a day with their families. It's like everything - the work will expand to fit the time you give it.
flowerpot
19th Jun 2015
4
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There are not enough GP's to cover the entire uk with 7 days a week service. Much more funding is needed to go into the already overstretched NHS. The few doctors we have still work far too many hours a week but because of EU ruling only get paid for 48hrs work when in reality they may have worked 72-100hrs.
Munsterlander
19th Jun 2015
3
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Yes I do agree the main problem is they are working too hard currently
granny 24
19th Jun 2015
3
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As a person who has always worked in a service industry I feel that medical facilities should be available 7 days a week. How would their staff feel if all restaurants, pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres etc were closed on Saturday & Sunday? I appreciate that the workload in many GP practises is heavy but that is partly due to doctors only being in the practise for part of the week spending some of their time doing minor ops, visiting residential homes etc etc. There seems to be little continuity within many GP practises and at my own practise it is almost impossible to see the same GP. Appointments are at least 2 weeks in advance, if you can get through on the phone that is, and then no gaurantee that you will be able to see the Dr you want to see.
Time the old GP values returned - commitment to the local community and continuity of care
jeanmark
22nd Jun 2015
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Very difficult to compare it to service industries as they are profit making. The NHS is non-profit making and can only work with the budget it is given, it is unable to increase its costs to expand the service. The old GP values have never left - the majority are still committed to the community and continuity of care, which is why they became GP's (Family Doctors) however the pressures put on them by an increasingly critical public can be difficult to address.
Barbara58
19th Jun 2015
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We still have the same number of Doctors at our surgery as we had when I moved here 30 years ago. One is only part time, Mon - wed mornings. We still have the same number of parking places too. The village has increased by at least a third in that time. It's absolutely a no brainer in that respect. Many of the working patients could make appointments without taking time off work. Parking would be eased. A sign in the Doctors asks patients to park elsewhere whilst all the medical staff and adjacent Dentist staff park there. Ludicrous.
As an example, I phoned at the end of May - I was given 1st July as the earliest available appointment!!!!!
YES - 7 days would be terrific, but, here, not even 6 is likely to happen.
Dickens
19th Jun 2015
4
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It may make it easier to get a GP appointment It's 2 weeks for "non emergency" appointments at our Surgery.
Dickens
19th Jun 2015
3
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Might be able to get an appointment within a reasonable time 2 weeks waiting at our GP surgery unless an emergency.
Munsterlander
19th Jun 2015
3
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A great idea-people do feel ill at the weekends! and it would then stop them having to go to hospital stopping pressure on them. Also Monday mornings at our doctors is very busy so would help here as well. Not sure what the Doctors will say but some may welcome the more flexible timings

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Will you still watch The Great British Bake Off without Mary Berry? Mary Berry
Earlier this month we asked our Silversurfers should the  Great British Bake Off should remain...
Do you prefer the new £5 note? chuchill-sterling-note
A new plastic £5 note that features Sir Winston Churchill and can survive a spin in the washing...
Should all cats wear a bell-collar? Closeup frontal view of calico cat with its recently caught wild bird.
According to statistics, there are 8.1 million cats in the UK that kill 275 million "prey items...
Had you planned to retire earlier than you are now able to? Worried senior woman, an elderly pensioner counting utility bills at her home, concept of financial security in old age
Changes in 1995 and 2011 to the state pension age mean women born on or after April 6, 1951 can...
Blue or Burgundy passports? biometric passport on a page of visas
It has just been announced by a Home Office Minister that the old blue passports for UK residents...
Should The Great British Bake Off remain with the BBC? WARNING: Embargoed for publication until: 28/07/2015 - Programme Name: The Great British Bake Off - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 1) - Picture Shows: +++Publication of this image is strictly embargoed until 00.01 hours Tuesday July 28th 2015+++ Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, Mel Giedroyc, Mary Berry, The Great British Bake Off contestants - (C) Love Productions - Photographer: Mark Bourdillon
First Top Gear, then The Voice and now Great British Bake Off. The BBC has lost the contract to...
Do you support the Junior Doctor's latest planned 5 day strike? Doctor. Close-up. Doctor hands crossed with stethoscope.
There is continuing unrest in hospitals as we hear today that Junior Doctors have more plans to...
Should an immediate ban on microbeads in toiletries be imposed? Illustration of lotion bottle with zoomed in particles of microbeads or lotion
Many cosmetics and toiletries such as shower gels and anti-ageing creams, scrubs and even...
Do you take HRT? Menopause - diagnosis written on a white piece of paper. Syringe and vaccine with drugs.
Following more than a decade of controversy, today we wake up to the news that hormone replacement...
Should the Government create more Grammar Schools? Portrait of three students: two girls and a boy in the middle of them. They're looking at camera and smiling. Blackboard behind them.
Theresa May and Justine Greening the new Education Secretary have said they would like to open...
Is Climate Change really happening? The Effect of Global Warming is shown on a landscape
The weather is an obsession with the British and no wonder with all the changes we get during our...
Should Punch and Judy be banned at public events? WEYMOUTH, DORSET, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Holiday makers sitting on the sands of Weymouth beach to watch a traditional Punch and Judy show on August 31 2012.  The old fashioned performance is attracting more tourists to the area.
Punch and Judy shows have been going for 350 years after one was first performed at Covent Garden...
Are the school holidays too long? the text school holidays made from modelling clay of different colors and some beach toys such as toy shovels and sand moulds, on a rustic wooden surface
O f course everyone needs a break: teachers, pupils, parents, all of us. And it’s lovely to...
Are you tempted to plan a digital detox? Trash Bin Button
Internet overload has led millions of people in the UK to take a "digital detox", according to...
Do you floss? Daily health care. Young man cleaning flossing his white teeth with dental floss
It seems like simple, sensible advice to improve our health : Eat five portions of fruit...
Who would make a better President - Donald or Hillary? Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton
D emocratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a six-point lead over Republican rival...
Have you visited your GP in the last 5 years? Doctor. Close-up. Doctor hands crossed with stethoscope.
Patients could be struck off GP surgery lists after five years of no contact...
Jeremy Corbyn or Owen Smith - who would you choose? OwenCorbyn
Owen Smith will take on Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership in a head-to-head race that will...
Who would be the best leader for the Labour Party? Angela Eagle and Jeremy Corbyn
What an eventful two weeks in politics!  We have voted to leave the EU, tomorrow we will have a...
Is it all about the winning or the taking part? hand holding up a gold trophy cup as a winner in a competition
Why do we say "it's not the winning but the taking part that counts"? It's a phrase echoed by...
Theresa May or Angela Leadsom for Prime Minister? Theresa May  and Andrea Leadsom
The contest now moves to its final stage with the Conservative Party's 150,000-strong membership...
Would you vote differently in a new EU Referendum? Flag of United Kingdom over the flag of the European Union Vector illustration
An anonymous group of business leaders and academics is mounting a legal challenge to stop the...
Should Jeremy Corbyn Stay or Go? Jeremy-Corbyn-England-900
The results of the EU Referendum have left the country in a state of temporary turmoil. The...
Do you think we’re facing chaos now we’re leaving the EU? brexit Great Britain EU exit
After months of debate, scaremongering, polls and confusion the decision has been made for the...
Is recognising 'gender neutral' going to get complicated? toilet door for gender neutral isolated on white background
The gender-neutral Mx . is used as a title for those who do not identify as being of a particular...
Should advertising be less sexist? tv ads and mass media: old style television with text Marketing and advertising
Unilever, the firm, behind more than 400 brands from Ben & Jerry's ice-cream to Dove soap, has...
Should the law be changed on naming and shaming the accused? cliff
Sir Cliff Richard has admitted he feels "tarnished" following two years of "trauma", after the CPS...
Do you research to ensure you always get the best deal? Isolated stack of bills over a black background.
It's a familiar complaint from customers, that they have to search on the internet to find the...
Do you approve of dummies? happy baby with pacifier lying in a stroller
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Love them or hate them, parents have used dummies, pacifiers, comforters, or soothers for...
Would you like to be categorised as 'Mrs M&S'? LONDON-MAY 21, 2013. M&S store sign in London on May 21, 2013. Marks and Spencer specialises in the selling of clothing and luxury food products. 703 stores in UK and 361 stores in more than 40 countries.
Marks and Spencer's has a new boss and he has unveiled plans to revive the retailer's clothing...
Do you renew your insurance policies on a comparison website or via a broker? Insurance - letters on wooden desk with laptop computer and a notebook. 3d render illustration.
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In this day and age, we probably all have many different insurance polices, covering a range of...
Do you have enough facts yet to make your decision about the EU? Brexit UK EU referendum concept with flags
With less than 6 weeks to go now, until we get the chance to cast our vote on whether we want to...
Should Abortion be de-criminalised after 24 weeks? Pro-life vs pro-choice female right on abortion concept
The Royal College of Midwives has faced controversy after calling for the legal limits on abortion...
Should attendance rate be considered when fining parents who take children out of school in term time? Young family having fun together in pool
Should parents whose children attend school regularly be allowed to take their children out of...
Should it be legal to require females to wear high heels at work? High heel woman shoe. Isolated on a white background.
It's still legal in the UK for a company to require female members of staff to wear high heels at...
Do you buy a daily newspaper or do you read the news online? Desktop monitor, office laptop, tablet PC and black glossy touchscreen smartphones with internet web business news on screen and stack of color newspapers isolated on white background
A brand new daily newspaper, the New Day, is set to close on Friday, just nine weeks after it was...
Do you find supermarket offers misleading? SUPERMARKET
Around four in ten of all products sold in supermarkets are on some kind of special offer as...
Have your tried e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking? Electronic cigarettes isolated on the white background
Doctors have given e-cigarettes the green light in a new landmark report stating smokers should be...
Do you support or oppose junior doctors in all-out strike? picture of doctor hands giving white pills and glass of water
Today is the first day ever that a Junior Doctor's strike will effect cover in Hospital Accident...
Do you rinse your dishes before placing them in the dishwasher? Open dishwasher with clean utensils in it
It's the argument that divides households - and we want to hear your view. Before putting your...
Should Inheritance Tax be abolished? Papers with inheritance tax and testament form.
Currently, inheritance tax is paid on amounts left over £350,000. This tax is payed on income...
Should Britain stay in the EU or is now the time to leave? Eu Flag
The decision for the EU Referendum date has now been made, and David Cameron will...
Should the government be spending tax payers money on EU Leaflets with a one sided view? _89125929_89125928
The government is spending more than £9m on sending a leaflet to every UK household setting out...
Should ‘Exercise Equivalents’ Be Part of Food Labelling? Image of overweight person chased by cupcakes and runs above a scale, isolated on white background
There is a new initiative being investigated which says that food should be labelled with how much...
Do you think that all dogs should be microchipped? Cute puppy
The new law comes into force tomorrow, 6th April 2016, for all dogs in the UK to be microchipped...
Should the Government save the British Steel Industry? Steel sheet manufacturing at steel industrial plant.
The UK steel industry has been thrown into its biggest crisis for a generation after Tata Steel...
Are you concerned about your weight? weigh scale on limit - help ! diet health
According to a report by England's chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, obesity is the...
Would you prefer the date of Easter to be fixed? Resurrection of Jesus Christ- Jesus is risen
The Archbishop of Canterbury hopes to end the debate spanning 12 centuries by finally setting an...
Is it ever acceptable for a man to be unfaithful to his wife? White used shirt on a white background with woman's red lipstick on the collar
Edward Fox, a three-time Bafta winner who starred in The Day of the Jackal and Seventies...
Should over 70s have to retake their driving test? Man driving a car and showing thumbs up
Currently, there is no age restriction on when Brits should stop driving with the law only...
Should St George's Day and St David's Day be National Holidays? English and Welsh Relations Concept Image - Flags of England and Wales Jigsaw Puzzle
While St Andrew's Day and St Patrick's Day are national holidays in Scotland and in Northern...
Will you be buying any Cadbury Creme Eggs this year? Cadbury Creme eggs
The Cadbury Creme Egg recipe debate has been in full swing since Christmas!  To many, the...
Should cannabis be legalised for medicinal reasons? bigstock-Close-Up-Dried-Marijuana-Leave-97248254-653x435
It's a debate that continues to court controversy. The Australian parliament passed new...
Will you continue to use scented candles? spa image of frangipani flowers and candles

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It has recently been reported in the Daily Mail and on the BBC News that lives are being put at...
Should London have more Skyscrapers? LONDON, UK - MARCH 4TH 2015: A beautiful dusk-time view of London overlooking the Shard Tower Bridge City Hall River Thames the dome of St. Pauls Cathedral and the tip of Monument on 4th March 2015.
In May 1984 Prince Charles made a passionate speech during the 150th anniversary of the...
Should it be illegal to smack your child? Mother Hitting Young Daughter
Scotland are looking at changing their law so that parents who smack their children could end up...
Ready prepared or whole - how do you buy your vegetables? A group of fresh and mixed vegetables
With a wealth of health information at our fingertips, most of us try to take good care of our...
Should you be fined for missing a GP appointment? doctor checking blood pressure with stethoscope and sphygmomanom
It's thought that £162 million is lost each year through missed GP appointments. A poll of...