People have only a few days remaining to complete a survey into the changing face of GP services in Fareham, Gosport and south east Hampshire.
The survey seeks people’s views on changes introduced including evening and weekend GP appointments, online services, awareness of services and what would make people more likely to use them.
The survey is part of the local NHS’s Your Big Health Conversation – a major engagement programme in which GP-led commissioning groups are using the public feedback to help shape future services.
It is being run by the two clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) serving Fareham and Gosport and South Eastern Hampshire, and the Southern Hampshire Primary Care Alliance – a federation of GP practices in both areas which aims to develop a sustainable, high quality, patient-focused primary care services.
The new approach to providing primary care services includes changes such as:
The survey comes as GP practices face significant ongoing challenges including GP retention and recruitment and high patient demand.
This means they are having to work together to find new ways of providing the services that people need.