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81 per cent of patients find their GP surgery opening times convenient, according to the General Practice Patient Survey.

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Sunday GP appointments are unlikely to meet the needs of patients – according to a new report from researchers at the Universities of East Anglia and Oxford.

Published in British Journal of General Practice, the research on weekend GP opening reveals the views of more than 800,000 patients. It finds that four out of five people are happy with traditional GP opening times and that weekend appointments are wanted most by younger, working people.

Read more (Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences website)