From the Health and Care Experience Survey 2017/18:

Over 130,000 individuals registered with a GP practice in Scotland responded to the 2017/18 Health and Care Experience Survey. The survey asked about people’s experiences of accessing and using their GP practice and other local healthcare services; receiving care, support and help with everyday living; and caring responsibilities. The main results from the 2017/18 survey are:

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· 83% of people rated the overall care provided by their GP practice positively, this was down two percentage points from the last survey.

· 87% of people found it easy to contact their GP practice in the way that they want to and around three quarters were happy with their GP practice opening hours.

· 67% of people rated the arrangements for getting to see a doctor positively and 70% of people rated the arrangements for getting to see another medical professional positively.

· 93% of people were able to obtain two working day access to their GP practice; this is a slight increase from the previous survey.

Explaining this success:

Scottish patients have far better access to GPs than those in England

July 12, 2019

BBC Scotland’s fake news on GPs ‘overwhelmed’ by workloads

June 5, 2019

Reporting Scotland all quiet on surgery closures and GP shortages as BBC 1 shoot them in the foot again!

May 31, 2019

SHOCK Scotland has far more staff including consultants and GPs per head of population

April 27, 2019

Lib Dem baloney as FEWER GPs and dentists retire early

April 3, 2019

Scottish Labour seems to know diddley about GP training

March 21, 2019

Shadowy health secretaries reveal tiny number of Scottish GPs taking early retirement

March 14, 2019

Neil Findlay reveals more than 15% increase in GP staffing in his constituency under SNP

March 3, 2019

Reporting Scotland unable to spread GP staffing crisis in NHS England

March 1, 2019

Labour’s Neil Findlay exposes increased GP staffing across almost all of Scotland