In response to ‘dissatisfied’s’ letter last week re surgeries opening on Bank Holidays. My partner and I both take regular medication and ensure that we order repeat prescriptions at least a week in advance, more if necessary and we both work full time. Surgeries these days are open for some late evenings and Saturday mornings so you can collect prescriptions, and most have some agreement with local chemists so they can be collected from there. Presumably ‘dissatisfied’ made sure all his Christmas shopping was done and didn’t blame the shops for not opening on Christmas Day! People seem to forget that although the GP prescribes they also have a responsibility to themselves for their health and maybe ‘dissatisfied’ should stop blaming others for his own lack of organisation and shortcomings.