Views sought on proposed enhanced opening hours for GP practices
People across Bradford District and Craven are being asked for their views on proposals to enhance GP practice opening hours as part of new arrangements that sees GP practices working closing together as primary care networks.
The survey has been developed by Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership and is open until 18 August 2022. The survey responses are being collated and will be analysed on behalf of primary care networks (groups of GP practices working together across the district). There are 12 primary care networks covering Bradford District and Craven.
GP practices in Bradford District and Craven are working together to look at how services could be provided outside of the core practice opening hours of 8.00am – 6.30pm. GP practices want to hear from people to find out their views on how accessible opening times for GP services are and whether there is a need to extend the core opening hours for any of their services.
People can have their say about how and when they would prefer to access care by answering the online survey to say what is important and what matters to them when needing services provided by GP practices. The survey ‘Enhanced opening hours in GP Practices’ can be found on the online platform Engage Bradford & Craven (engagebdc.com). People can request a paper version of the survey by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
David D’Arcy, Strategic Head of Primary Care “I encourage people to fill in the survey, we want to hear your views to make sure any decisions made are beneficial to the people in the Bradford District and Craven area. Your views will help shape the future of healthcare across our partnership, answering the survey is a great way to make sure you have your say on how you can access care. I am proud we can work together to improve the health and lives of those in our place.”
Once the survey closes the responses will be collected by Bradford District Health and Care Partnership and shared with the relevant individual GP practices to look at the anonymous responses and follow up with their patients the outcome of the survey.