Outrage as GPs vote to work 9-5! Fears move could worsen appointment crisis
GPs seeking to cut their working hours to 9-5 during the worst NHS crisis in history were today labelled 'insensitive' by patient groups.
Members of the public also criticised the radical proposal, saying it will make it even harder for patients to get appointments.
Scale of the crisis was laid bare yesterday after Government 'name and shamed' worst-performing surgeries, with MailOnline converting data from 6,000 plus surgeries into a handy search tool allowing you to check how yours fared.
One family doctor approaching retirement even said he 'didn't recognise' the profession anymore and said GPs should be looking to do 'more not less'.
Family doctors in England, who earn 111,900 a year on average, last night voted to cut their working hours last night. It means they will now lobby the NHS to adopt their demand.
Currently, all practices are required to provide services during 'core hours' 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday.
They do not necessarily have to be open during all of that time, but they must ensure patients can access services.
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