Sick patients are finding it harder to see a doctor as many GPs close their doors during the afternoon. A Daily Mail investigation has revealed that a quarter of surgeries shut for at least one half-day during the week while others close for up to four and a half hours for lunch. Patients who ring at these times are either diverted to out-of-hours firms or hear a message telling them to call back. Full story >>
If you fall sick, you become sick (= ill, unwell). • He suddenly fell very sick and died a few days later.