Vox Pop: Should GPs extend their opening hours?
Tracy Harrison, Aylesbury:
“Yeah, probably. It would be less strain on the hospital accident and emergency departments.
“But I suppose they would want more pay.”
Jeannie Imeson, Aylesbury:
“I can remember when they did do that, and I would like to see it back for emergencies. When I was a child they used to come out to your house. They were all on a rota.”
Julia Proctor, Tring:
“Yes, in fact mine already does. They do a late night on Tuesday evenings. I don’t get home from work until 6.10pm and it means I don’t need to leave work early for a doctor’s appointment.”
Derek Bentley, Aylesbury:
“Possibly yes, it would help a lot of people.
“Quite a lot of people can’t get in to see the doctor easily due to their work patterns.”
Sandra Bentley, Aylesbury:
“I think it’s a good idea, you can’t be ill to order. When the grandchildren have been ill over the weekend they’ve had to go to A&E. Saturday morning opening would be a very good idea.”