Visits to GP surgeries: waiting and duration
Good access to general practice is an important aspect of good quality care. The GP Patient Survey gives patients the opportunity to comment on their experience of their GP practice and other local NHS services, including how long they waited to see someone when attending an appointment and whether they felt they were given enough time during the appointment itself.
The percentages are weighted and error bars in the charts presented here represent +/- 95% confidence intervals.
The earlier data points report financial year data. Since, 2013/14 the data points represent responses to questionnaires sent in two waves, from July to September and January to March and therefore these data points do not represent a full financial year. In 2013/14 there is possibly a slight overlap with 2012/13 data, making them not fully comparable to the other data points in the series.
The number of respondents to the GP patient survey has decreased year on year. For more information, including technical methodology please see the NHS England, GP Patient Survey.