Survey shows how well GPs are doing

SCOTS can check up on how well their GP practice is performing after initial results of a national patient survey were published.

The Patient Experience Survey asked over 185,000 people about issues such as how long they have to wait to see a doctor at their practice. Yesterday provisional reports for each practice were published online.

Full results, including a national overview, will follow later in the year.

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The findings of the survey can influence the funding practices get as part of the requirement that patients should be offered appointments within 48 hours.

But some GPs have complained they have had money taken away from their practice based on the views of only a small number of patients.

Health secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "These statistics show the provisional results of the survey. I'm sure GP practices will find them helpful, and want to begin to act on these results."

The results can be seen at surveyresults.bettertogetherscotland.com