PM: GP hours pilot scheme 'a very good step forward'

Prime Minister David Cameron told Daybreak the pilot scheme to extend the opening hours of GPs' surgeries is "a very good step forward."

A women has her blood pressure checked.
A pilot scheme where GPs' surgeries open for longer hours has been announced by the Prime Minister. Credit: Uli Deck/DPA/Press Association Images

He continued, "It will also help hard-working people who often want to go to see a GP but find it difficult to get off work in order to do so."

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