Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

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

Patient having blood pressure taken © Nasir Hamid / OU Images

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)

Similar stories

Phase I trial begins of new vaccine against the Plague

Researchers at the University of Oxford today launched a Phase 1 trial to test a new vaccine against plague.

New therapeutic targets identified in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis

Researchers identify two inflammatory-driving proteins, osteopontin and CCL2, highly expressed in psoriatic arthritis joints.

Treatment choice for rotator cuff disorders could create efficiency and savings for the NHS

A trial that evaluated the clinical and cost effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments for rotator cuff disorders suggests cost savings can be made while maintaining positive patient outcomes.

Neutrophil molecular wiring revealed: transcriptional blueprint of short-lived cells

Researchers publish the first blueprint of transcriptional factors that control neutrophil-driven inflammation in Nature Immunology.

Daily contact COVID-19 testing for students effective at controlling transmission in schools

A study by the University of Oxford has found that daily testing of secondary school students who were in contact with someone with COVID-19 was just as effective in controlling school transmission as the current 10-day contact isolation policy.