GP Access Questionnaire
Published on 30 June 2022 07:48 AM
According to local, regional and national research, the ability to obtain a timely appointment to see a GP or Practice Nurse is becoming ever more difficult. This is due largely to unprecedented demand, with fewer clinicians available to see a growing number of patients.
To help with this, many services have switched to a remote (telephone or online) setting, rather than in-person. While this does help to manage demand, research also shows that a large number of people, including older or disabled patients, and those from ethnic minority communities, are now at a disadvantage when accessing services through these new systems.
We would like to know if patients are being treated fairly and equally, and whether additional support meets the wide variety of needs and circumstances.
Please help us to understand the experience of local older people when accessing GP services, by completing our survey (link below). Paper copies are available.
The survey closes on 16 September 2022.