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Liz calls for more convenient GP opening hours

[16/07/2013 | No comment]

Many constituents tell me they want to be able to book an appointment with their GP outside of normal working hours. It’s hard to take time off during work, and many people also have to commute or pick their children up after school.

My new analysis shows that 19% – almost 70,000 people – in Leicester find their local GP opening times inconvenient. 2 out of 3 of these patients want to see their GP surgery’s opening hours extended to include evenings and Saturdays, and 1 in 3 would like to be able to make appointments earlier in the morning.

GP surgeries in Leicester should listen closely to what their patients are saying and offer more flexible opening hours, and Ministers must ensure all local Clinical Commissioning Groups give this issue the priority it deserves.

You can read more about this story in the Daily Mail, Evening Standard and Leicester Mercury.

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