GP Services -Extended Access Survey
Working in partnership, NHS Crawley CCG and NHS Horsham and Mid Sussex CCG have launched a survey to find out how local people might prefer to access GP Practice services outside of the normal weekday hours of 8.00am to 6.30pm.
The survey asks people about how likely they would be to access GP services on weekday evenings between 6.30 and 8.00pm and at weekends; the kinds of services they might want to use; and to think about alternatives to face to face consultations.
Extended access does not mean seeing your own GP every time you access one of these appointments, nor does it mean every GP working until 8.00pm / every weekend, or that every surgery will be open during these hours. It is likely that extended access services will be shared across a local area or town, offering a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments.
The patient and public survey will provide the CCGs – which plan, buy and monitor local NHS services - with important public and patient feedback on how they would prefer to access appointments on weekday evenings and at weekends. This will allow the CCGs to plan and commission services according to local need as far as possible.The survey will run until 15 September 2017. A summary feedback report of all responses will be published on the CCGs websites in due course.