Scottish patients have far better access to GPs than those in England

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John Robertson
Scottish patients have far better access to GPs than those in England

In the Guardian today, we read of serious and worsening problems in access to GPs in England: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jul/11/nhs-patients-struggle-to-see-gp-or-contact-surgery-by-phone Based on this Scottish survey published in July 2019, we can see that while overall levels of satisfaction with the quality of the service offered by GPs did not differ significantly, it is in the ease of access that the Scottish system seems to be performing much better:   https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/statistics/2018/04/health-care-experience-survey-2017-18-national-results/documents/00534419-pdf/00534419-pdf/govscot%3Adocument/00534419.pdf Though the questions are worded differently, we can see that 87% of…

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John Robertson
Scottish patients have far better access to GPs than those in England