General Practitioners: Oxford

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st February 2019.

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Photo of Anneliese Dodds Anneliese Dodds Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of GP appointment waiting times in Oxford.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 19 February 2019.

The correct answer should have been:

The proportion of general practitioner (GP) appointments by date and time between booking date and appointment date in Oxford Clinical Commissioning Group for the months November 2017 to December 2018 is presented in the attached table. The data on GP appointments are from a new data collection and are still experimental i.e. the data and collection method are still being refined and improved. NHS Digital’s data on ‘time from booking to appointment’ does not take into consideration that many patients will be appropriately booking ahead as part of the continuity of care they receive for long-term conditions. Other factors that drive the time from a booking to an appointment include appointment availability at the practice, patient availability, the urgency of the appointment and GP advice.

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GP appointments Oxford CCG (Word Document, 22.92 KB)

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Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The proportion of general practitioner (GP) appointments by date and time between booking date and appointment date in Oxford Clinical Commissioning Group for the months November 2017 to December 2018 is presented in the attached table. The data on GP appointments are from a new data collection and are still experimental i.e. the data and collection method are still being refined and improved. NHS Digital’s data on ‘time from booking to appointment’ does not take into consideration that many patients will be appropriately booking ahead as part of the continuity of care they receive for long-term conditions. Other factors that drive the time from a booking to an appointment include appointment availability at the practice, patient availability, the urgency of the appointment and GP advice.

PQ221835 attached table (Word Document, 14.56 KB)
GP appointments Oxford CCG (Word Document, 22.92 KB)

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

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