July 19, 2008
Survey Says Patients Get a Good Deal
More people can see a GP in Derbyshire within two days than in other parts of the UK, according to a patient survey.
Ninety per cent of patients in Derby and 89% across the county say they can get an appointment within two days, compared to a UK average of 87%.
When it comes to getting to see a doctor quickly, Derby and Derbyshire are also ahead of many other parts of the East Midlands and the region's overall average of 88%.
In Nottingham, 86% of patients said they could see a doctor within two days. In Leicester, it was 85%.
Getting access to a GP within 48 hours is a Government target that all health trusts must try to achieve.
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