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Most patients in Scotland get quick access to GP services

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2133 (Published 27 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2133
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. 1Edinburgh

    The largest survey of patients carried out in Scotland has found that nine out of 10 are able to see a health professional in their local general practice within the target time of 48 hours.

    The survey, which was completed by 269 186 patients, found that almost three quarters could book an appointment three or more days in advance. The results were described as good news by Scotland’s health minister Nicola Sturgeon, who congratulated GPs and their staff for delivering prompt access. …

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