'Wrong type of patient' taking up extended hours15th October 2008
Patients who are not working are taking up many GP slots at extended hours surgeries, according to the journal Pulse.
It surveyed 398 GPs and found that six months after the extended hours drive began up to 75% of slots are being booked but only 37% of those attending are working professionals. The findings suggest that the government initiative is not benefiting those it was intended for. At present, weekday extended hours are busy while there is lower demand on Saturdays.
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Title: 'Wrong type of patient' taking up extended hours
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 8767
Date Added: 15th Oct 2008