Answers still needed to survey helping shape late night and weekend GP service - The Leamington Observer

Answers still needed to survey helping shape late night and weekend GP service

Leamington Editorial 28th Apr, 2018   0

MORE than 800 people have shared their opinions on how they hope to see the future of healthcare – but more answers are still needed.

The South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is looking to develop a service which will see GP services available on weekday evenings and at weekends.

The CCG hopes by providing more doctors’ appointments it will relieve pressure on emergency care services.

Results so far show that six in ten people would like to access appointments on weekday evenings and more than half would like to use the service on Saturday mornings.

Nearly all said they would value being able to have telephone consultations while 60 per cent said they would appreciate online consultations.

CCG chairman Dr David Spraggett is calling for people to fill in the survey before it closes on Sunday May 6.

He said: “We are delighted so many people from across south Warwickshire have shared their thoughts.

“The research team has sought responses at supermarkets, train stations and local colleges; however, there is still time for more people to give us their opinions.

“The insight that we gain through this process will be invaluable as we think about what the new service should look like.”

Visit to fill out the survey anonymously online.


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