25% increase in Scots with non-coronavirus conditions responding to encouragement to attend NHS

From news.gov.scot today:

New research has highlighted that people in Scotland are more likely to go to their GP practice or to hospital with an immediate medical concern not related to coronavirus (COVID-19) than they were two weeks earlier.

The research, commissioned to support the recently launched NHS is Open campaign, shows just over half of those surveyed (51 per cent) stated they wouldn’t avoid going to their GP practice or a hospital at the moment, compared to 41 per cent a fortnight before – a shift that has been welcomed by the GP fronting the campaign, Dr Carey Lunan, and the Scottish Government’s National Clinical Director, Jason Leitch.

While around a third (34 per cent) agreed they would still delay attending their GP or hospital at the moment, this figure has fallen from 45 per cent before the campaign began.

https://news.gov.scot/news/uptake-in-those-with-urgent-health-concerns-using-nhs

One thought on “25% increase in Scots with non-coronavirus conditions responding to encouragement to attend NHS”

  1. This is quite a relief, I’m glad to see people starting to get the treatment they need – the general population has the problem of how do you diagnose yourself so you know you need urgent treatment, of course, and with them taking over the NHS24 service to the epidemic it was made more difficult. The initial panicky reaction to the crisis wasn’t very measured and points to a lack of planning, but hopefully it’ll go smoother now.

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