Doctors after hours nonsense on weekends
If the banks can recognise the importance of the 7 day working week - so should doctors' surgeries. It is crazy that you have to pay after hours fees to see a doctor on a weekend during the day (another reason A&E is busier than it should be). After hours should be between 10pm and 7am (or similar) and you shouldn't have to pay extra to see a doctor on a weekend day (during 7am and 10pm). People can't choose when they are going to be sick/unwell so shouldn't be penalised for getting ill on the weekends. Also, it is difficult for some workers to get appointments with GPs during the weekdays when you are supposed to be working - often appointments are running late and you end up having to cancel. Waitlists to see doctors at my surgery are now at least one month in advance.
Why the contribution is important
Times have changed - banks have recognised this with 7 days per week payment processing coming in. It is time that the 7 day a week health service stepped up. It should shorten waitlists too.
by jojoellie on April 24, 2023 at 12:02PM