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IPPR, Primary Care Analysis: Public Perceptions and Priorities

Survey of GB adults about GPs.

  • Seven in ten (70%) British adults say that haven’t received any of the types of support or assistance tested (e.g. a longer appointment, a personalised care plan, access to additional technology), including a majority (57%) of those with a longstanding condition or disability.
  • Three in ten (29%) British adults with a longstanding health condition or disability have received a longer appointment to discuss an issue, diagnosis or condition in the past 12 months, more than any other type of support or assistance tested.
  • Seven in ten (69%) British adults, including those with a longstanding condition or disability (71%), agree GPs should be official and salaried NHS staff.
  • During the past 12 months, three in five (61%) British adults have been seen by their General Practitioner (GP), more than all other staff members or services tested.
  • This figure rises to 75% among those with a longstanding condition or disability.

Date Published: 11/02/2020

Categories: GB | Health | Public and communities | Social

Client: IPPR


Savanta ComRes interviewed 4,042 adults in Great Britain online from the 22nd to 26th November 2019. Data were weighted to be demographically representative of adults in Great Britain by age, gender, region and social grade. Savanta ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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