Access to GP services
Good access to general practice is an important element of the quality of care. The GP Patient Survey gives patients the opportunity to comment on their experience of their GP practice and other local NHS services, including access to services.
Between 2011 and 2016 the GP Patient Survey took place twice a year, having previously been conducted on a quarterly basis (April 2009 - March 2011) and annually (January 2007 - March 2009). In 2017 the survey returned to an annual format.
The data was weighted to adjust for differences between all patients at a surgery and the subset of patients who actually completed the questionnaire.
For more information, please see the GP Patient Survey - Technical Annex. .