Heath Park by Cardiff University International Office
The debate over longer opening hours for GPs in the UK has hit the news in time for winter.
As colder weather approaches and brings a host of seasonal infections, Ministers are concerned that A&E departments will see the same overwhelming influx as last year.
It is believed that evening and weekend hours for local surgeries could reduce the pressure on A&E, as well as making appointments more accessible.
A medical professional from Cardiff said, “There is a demand for longer opening hours and the NHS need to provide that service. However, more staff would be needed and a financial incentive for working evenings and weekends.”
Cardiff residents were asked if they feel a demand longer GP opening hours and how it affects them personally.