GP Waiting Times (Battersea)

Health written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Martin Linton Martin Linton Labour, Battersea

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients in the Battersea constituency were offered an appointment with a general practitioner within 48 hours in each year since September 2001.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

Information on the percentage of patients in the Battersea constituency offered an appointment to see a general practitioner within 48 hours is not collected. Information is provided by Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Health Authority (September 2001 and March 2002) and Wandsworth Primary Care Trust, which was established on 1 April 2002, and includes patients from the Battersea area.

Percentage
Organisation September 2001 March

2002

March

2003

February 2004
Wandsworth PCT 85.0 100.0
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth HA (31)82.5 (31)78.4
England (31)80.1 (31)74.6 88.2 97.0

(31) Data collected between September 2001 and March 2002 are based on percentage practices not patients and are not strictly comparable but are included here for completeness.

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