Letters, calls and emails: Government ignores its own access survey

Dear Editor

I would hope that if a third of patients are asking for longer opening hours, then the positive flip side would be that two thirds are happy with the current situation (GP, 5 October).

If this is the case, surely the headlines on the front of GP should read: 'Most patients do not want longer opening hours.'

Followed by how the government is not even listening to its own survey which showed that only 4 per cent of patients were calling for evening opening hours.

Your paper would be an ideal platform to support our good work with positive headlines.

Dr Nick Chapman, North Curry, Somerset.

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