Your views

We at East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Group and NHS England are writing to you to seek your views about extending the opening hours of GP practices in the North Hertfordshire locality. Currently most GP practices in north Hertfordshire are open between 8am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.  These are referred to as “core contracted  hours”.  Most practices are also open for longer hours on one or two weekdays and some Saturday mornings. These are referred to as “extended hours appointments”.

We aim to provide a service in April 2018 whereby these “extended hours appointments” are offered on weekday evenings and possibly at weekends or early mornings, depending on local demand, for ALL patients regardless of which surgery they are registered at.

Any new arrangements would come into effect from April 2018.

Please give your views on the survey below which will close on Wednesday 18th October 2017.

* 1. What type of appointments do you usually want to book at your GP Practice?

* 2. Please consider the following statement:
'Extended opening hours for GP services should be available to all patients registered with a GP Practice in north Hertfordshire.'

* 3. Would you use an extended hours GP service between 6.30pm and 8pm in the evening, during the week?

* 4. If you answered 'Yes', please select the weekday evenings you are most likely to use the service. Please rank your choices in order of preference, with '1' being your most preferred.

* 5. Would you use an extended hours GP service between 7am and 8.30am in the morning, during the week?

* 6. If you answered 'Yes', please select the weekday mornings you are most likely to use the service. Please rank your choices in order of preference, with '1' being your most preferred.

* 7. Would you use an extended hours GP service over the weekend (Saturday and Sunday)?

* 8. If you answered 'Yes', which of the following days and times would you be willing to make an appointment? Please rank your choices in order of preference, with '1' being your most preferred.

* 9. During the extended hours periods. what sort of appointment would you like to have at a GP Practice?

* 10. What services would you like to be able to access during the extended hours period? Please rank your choices in order of preference with 1 being your most preferred.

* 11. Would you be happy to have an appointment outside of core hours at a different GP Practice in your area and with a different clinician? With your consent the GP or Nurse will be able access your medical records in the same way as your own GP.

* 12. If necessary, how far would you be willing to travel to get to an appointment with a GP Practice during the extended hours project?

* 13. Is there anything else which you think it is important for us to consider in terms of extending hours for GP Practices in your area?

 
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