GP Patient Experience Survey
Scotland's Chief Statistician today published Provisional Results of the Scottish 2009-10 GP Patient Experience Survey.
The survey asked a range of questions about people's experiences during 2009-10 of their GP practice.
This is the first time that a wide-ranging national survey of patient experience for GP patients has been carried out in Scotland
Over 185,000 people responded to the survey. The national response rate was 38 per cent.
These results are provisional and will be updated when national results are published on July 27, 2010. The reason for releasing these provisional results is to give GP practices and NHS boards access to their results as soon as possible so that they can start to identify potential areas for improvement.
The survey included the access questions that are used to calculate payments for GP practices as part of the General Practice quality incentive scheme, the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). The access results will be published on May 18, 2010.
Official statistics are produced by professionally independent statistical staff.