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%.

Yesterday, the Evening Telegraph revealed that an NHS Patient Survey showed patients in the county are more satisfied with their local GP surgery than in the previous year.

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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