Hackney residents encouraged to fill in the GPs survey

Hackney GPs are again urging residents who have received a Government questionnaire about the services they receive from their doctors, to fill it in and send it back.  

The Department of Health’s ‘GP Patient Survey’ has been posted out to NHS patients across the UK and gives people the chance to have their say about local health services.  

The questionnaire, which was mailed out in July, by research group Ipsos MORI, covers all aspects of patients experience at their local practice, including how easy it is to make an appointment, the quality of care received from GPs and practice nurses and whether or not patients with long term illnesses like Diabetes or high blood pressure feel supported.

I’d urge everyone who received this to take the time to fill it in. This survey is a great chance for patients to have a say about local services and help us to improve healthcare in Hackney. We want to find out what local people think about the care they receive from GPs, which practices are doing well, and where we can make things better all across Hackney. We’ll use the results to improve the way we do things, including how we support people with long term health conditions.
Clare Highton, local GP and Chair of the Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group

The results of the survey can also affect the level of funding received for health services in Hackney so it’s really important that those people who receive it take the time to fill it in.

More than 2.7 million people annually are invited to take part in the survey, which is in its seventh year. The survey can be completed online or by sending back the purple-coloured form in the envelope provided.  Anyone with queries should contact the Ipsos MORI survey helpline on 0808 238 5385.

People who wish to complete the survey in Turkish should call 0808 238 5387.

For local information e-mail tmcinerney1@nhs.net