GPs are urged to put in longer hours to help ease workload at overstressed hospital A&E departments
- GPs must work longer to help A&E units that are becoming overwhelmed
- Every area must provide ‘extended hours’ at practices, new NHS orders state
- Appointments lost to Easter weekend are to be rescheduled within a fortnight
GPs must work longer to help accident and emergency units that are becoming overwhelmed with patients, according to NHS guidance.
The instruction comes from new orders which direct every area to provide ‘extended hours’ at practices.
Any appointments lost to the Easter four-day weekend are to be rescheduled within a fortnight, the guidance said.
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