PM wants longer GP hours

GPs' surgeries should be open from 8am until 8pm, seven days a week, David Cameron said as he announced a £50 million trial to encourage longer opening hours.

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PM: Patients could speak to doctors on Skype

David Cameron has called for "greater flexibility" from GPs, which could see patients contact their doctor on the phone, through an email or on Skype.

Millions of people find it hard to get an appointment to see their GP at a time that fits in with their work and family life.

We want to support GPs to modernise their services so they can see patients from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

We also want greater flexibility, so people can speak to their family doctor on the phone, send them an email or even speak to them on Skype.

– David Cameron

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