Welcome to the BIG conversation about healthcare with NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

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* 1. If you needed to be seen by a healthcare professional, would you rather…

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* 2. Thinking about all of the services that we fund and the savings we need to make, would you rather…

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* 3. We spend millions of pounds on routine follow up appointments after a treatment or a procedure. If everything has gone well, do you think...

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* 4. We spend £5.3 million on medications each year that could be bought over the counter rather than via a prescription. Often these medicines are cheaper to buy over the counter than it is to pay for a prescription. Given the constraints on NHS finances, do you think that…

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* 5. Like many other areas we have busy A&E departments and sometimes we struggle to see the most urgent cases quickly. Do you think . . .

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* 6. Research shows that by living a healthy lifestyle – for example not smoking, maintaining an active lifestyle and healthy weight, and not drinking too much alcohol – you can reduce your chances of suffering from a number of illnesses and diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Given these facts, do you believe…

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* 7. Due to medical advances and people living longer and with more complex diseases we are seeing a big increase in the numbers of hospital referrals and planned operations. There are a number of reviews into how waiting lists are managed. Do you think . . .

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* 8. Looking at how we use technology, would you prefer to…

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* 9. When you feel unwell, but it is not an emergency, and you need to see someone to talk about it, would you:

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* 10. Nearly eight million hospital appointments were missed across the country in 2017/18. Each hospital outpatient appointment costs around £120, which means almost £1 billion worth of appointments were missed - the equivalent of 257,000 hip replacements or 990,000 cataract operations. Almost 1.2 million GP hours were wasted because people did not turn up to their appointment - that's the equivalent of 600 GPs working full time for a year. Do you think...

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* 11. Do you have any other ideas or insights you’d like to share with us?

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* 12. Finally, to understand who has given their views, we would like to collect some details.  
  
Any information provided in this section will only be used by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group for the purpose of understanding who has responded.  
  
Can you tell us which of the following age bands you belong to?

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* 13. How would you describe your ethnic background?

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* 14. Finally, please could you tell us the first part of your postcode?

Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire.  

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