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    The Public like 8am-5pm Weekday Clinics
    • Amanda J Churchill, Consultant Senior Lecturer
    • Other Contributors:
      • Martin McKibbin and Caspar Gibbon

    Dear Editor

    We were interested to read of the positive feedback that Zaldi et al. received from patients attending Saturday morning Ophthalmic clinics at Hillingdon Hospital.[1] The authors raise some interesting questions that we are delighted to be able to address. We feel it is important to highlight the differences between this and our two-centre study.[2] Whilst both groups aimed to address the same...

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    Public opinion favours out-of-hours clinics: interviews challenge multi-centre questionnaire
    • Farhan H Zaidi, Research Fellow
    • Other Contributors:
      • Nicholas Lee, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge, Middlesex

    Dear Editor

    We read with keen interest the recent article by Churchill et al. that reports a multicentre questionnaire studying out-of-hours clinics.[1] The authors are to be commended for their initiative in performing the first appraisal of patient’s attitudes to government proposals to introduce out- of-hours clinics and operating sessions.[1]

    However, it is still left unclear to us as to the accura...

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