GP Waiting Times Survey

SICK OF WAITING FOR A GP?

More people are getting in contact with me about concerns about booking a GP appointment quickly at their local surgery.

The NHS is under enormous pressure with waiting times up, cuts in nurses and a costly re-organisation that nobody wanted.

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In 2010, David Cameron removed Labour’s guarantee of an appointment within 48 hours hitting evening and weekend surgery hours. Across the country twice as many patients are waiting over 48 hours to see a doctor; a quarter of people cannot even get an appointment in the same week.

Please fill out my short survey and let me know your experience of your GP surgery or health centre.

There are only 4 quick questions and it will help me to campaign effectively on improving our local health services. All responses will be kept confidential.

Which GP Surgery are you registered at?

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answered 2017-10-10 13:38:45 +0100
Q: Do you have any further comments?
A: It is not only difficult to get an appointment, it is also difficult to speak to anyone on the phone. I often make several calls, each time being put on hold for around 10 minutes before giving up and trying again. I don’t blame the surgery, I accept they are understaffed etc. I do believe that all surgeries do a good job at getting appointments arranged for children, which I greatly appreciate.
answered 2017-10-10 13:36:35 +0100
Q: Do you agree with Labour's plan to give patients a guaranteed appointment at their surgery within 48 hours?
A: Yes
answered 2017-10-10 13:36:20 +0100
Q: Are you able to get an appointment with your GP within 48 hours?
A: No
answered 2017-10-10 13:36:11 +0100
Q: Many health professionals now fear that our NHS is now in a critical condition. Are you worried about the future of our NHS?
A: Yes
answered 2017-09-15 11:40:26 +0100
Q: Do you have any further comments?
A: There is always the option of ‘walk in’ between 9 and 11, however you can get there at 8:50 and be sat there for two hours if it is a busy day. Though the staff really try their best to accommodate.
answered 2017-09-15 11:39:05 +0100
Q: Do you agree with Labour's plan to give patients a guaranteed appointment at their surgery within 48 hours?
A: Yes
answered 2017-09-15 11:38:54 +0100
Q: Are you able to get an appointment with your GP within 48 hours?
A: No
answered 2017-09-15 11:38:42 +0100
Q: Many health professionals now fear that our NHS is now in a critical condition. Are you worried about the future of our NHS?
A: Yes
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answered 2017-06-06 09:34:30 +0100
Q: Do you have any further comments?
A: When we had a 48 hour target, surgeries wouldn’t accept appointments outside that period. This as a contractor made my life difficult. I could only contact 48 hours beforehand and then they would have no appointments …I was asked to ring again because to schedule an appointment Outside the 48 hours would affect their stats. I however was happy to accept a later appointment. appointment.
answered 2017-06-06 09:28:45 +0100
Q: Do you agree with Labour's plan to give patients a guaranteed appointment at their surgery within 48 hours?
A: No
answered 2017-06-06 09:28:11 +0100
Q: Are you able to get an appointment with your GP within 48 hours?
A: Yes
answered 2017-06-06 09:27:42 +0100
Q: Many health professionals now fear that our NHS is now in a critical condition. Are you worried about the future of our NHS?
A: Yes
answered 2017-05-30 21:56:20 +0100
Q: Do you agree with Labour's plan to give patients a guaranteed appointment at their surgery within 48 hours?
A: Yes
answered 2017-05-30 21:56:10 +0100
Q: Are you able to get an appointment with your GP within 48 hours?
A: No
answered 2017-05-30 21:56:01 +0100
Q: Many health professionals now fear that our NHS is now in a critical condition. Are you worried about the future of our NHS?
A: Yes
answered 2017-05-07 20:49:34 +0100
Q: Do you agree with Labour's plan to give patients a guaranteed appointment at their surgery within 48 hours?
A: Yes
answered 2017-05-07 20:48:59 +0100
Q: Many health professionals now fear that our NHS is now in a critical condition. Are you worried about the future of our NHS?
A: Yes
answered 2017-04-30 14:57:24 +0100
Q: Do you have any further comments?
A: As a full time teacher I find the system to be so inflexible that I am unable to get an appointment. I must ring between certain times to schedule a phone appointment before I can see anyone. ?Unfortunately, during the times you are allowed to ring, I am teaching, and am unable to leave my class. I therefore have to wait until the school holidays to be ill or must take a day off just to make a phone call.

Then, because of the need to guarantee a face to face appointment that day, if there are no more telephone slots on the same day, the surgery will not book a telephone appointment for the next day. Thus, the whole dilemma begins again.
answered 2017-04-30 14:51:13 +0100
Q: Do you agree with Labour's plan to give patients a guaranteed appointment at their surgery within 48 hours?
A: No
answered 2017-04-30 14:50:51 +0100
Q: Are you able to get an appointment with your GP within 48 hours?
A: No
answered 2017-04-30 14:50:43 +0100
Q: Many health professionals now fear that our NHS is now in a critical condition. Are you worried about the future of our NHS?
A: Yes
answered 2017-04-30 14:50:31 +0100
Q: Which GP Surgery are you registered at?
A: Mile Oak Medical Centre
answered 2016-07-08 22:35:26 +0100
Q: Do you have any further comments?
A: I can ring my doctors up and my own GP will ring me back
answered 2016-07-08 22:32:52 +0100
Q: Do you agree with Labour's plan to give patients a guaranteed appointment at their surgery within 48 hours?
A: Yes
answered 2016-07-08 22:32:36 +0100
Q: Are you able to get an appointment with your GP within 48 hours?
A: Yes
answered 2016-07-08 22:32:20 +0100
Q: Many health professionals now fear that our NHS is now in a critical condition. Are you worried about the future of our NHS?
A: Yes
answered 2016-06-28 19:37:44 +0100
Q: Do you agree with Labour's plan to give patients a guaranteed appointment at their surgery within 48 hours?
A: Yes
answered 2016-06-28 19:37:30 +0100
Q: Are you able to get an appointment with your GP within 48 hours?
A: No
answered 2016-06-28 19:37:22 +0100
Q: Many health professionals now fear that our NHS is now in a critical condition. Are you worried about the future of our NHS?
A: Yes

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