National 'Improved Access' Scheme for GP Surgeries

NHS England are looking to introduce a new scheme that will allow you to make an appointment to see a health professional in a GP practice outside the usual working hours of GP surgeries.

Before we can decide when we should be opening, we need to know what will suit our patients best. It is not possible to open all of the time, so please think carefully and just choose the one option that would work best in your opinion. That may be for you personally, or because you are a parent or carer responsible for making an appointment for someone else. Please answer thinking about the person for whom you would most often contact the surgery.

 First, we need a few details about you:

* 1. Practice Name

* 2. Age band

* 3. Gender

* 4. Are you

* 5. Do you have a health condition that requires regular monitoring and check-up?

* 6. How often would you usually visit your GP in a year?

* 7. Would you be able to get to another surgery for an appointment?  There is a list of all the surgeries in our group attached to this survey.

* 8. Your group of GP surgeries will be offering some routine appointments on some weekday mornings 7.30-8.00am and evenings from 6.30-8.00pm, and on Saturday mornings.

If the group offered more appointments, when would this be best for you?  Please choose rank your top 3 choices.

  1st choice 2nd choice 3rd choice
More appointments weekday mornings 7.30 - 8.00am
More appointments weekday evenings 6.30 - 8.00pm
More appointments on Saturday mornings between 9.00 and 12.00 midday
Appointments on Saturday afternoon
Appointments on Sundays

* 9. Some of the new appointments may not be face to face with a health professional.  If you could not actually see someone about a routine condition or minor problem, would you consider using any of the following if appropriate for your condition.  Please tick all that apply.

Many thanks for your help.  We'll be discussing the results of this survey with the Patient Participation Group but please contact us if you have any questions or would like a summary of the findings.