What does 7-day access to GP services mean to you? What does 7-day access to GP services mean to you?

Together with Heartbeat Alliance, we held a series of focus groups across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby to discover what people understand by 7-day access to GP services, and how they really felt about what is currently available. This was later referred to as the 'Your Health' campaign.

Although patients in our area have voted us ‘the best in the country’ for GP patient experience for three years in a row, we wanted to ensure our patients were able to access the right care, at the right time.

Along with our other series of Patient Congress and engagement events under Fit 4 the Future, these focus groups provided an ideal opportunity to share thoughts whilst helping to shape the future of access to GP services. 

The period of public engagement closed on Sunday 18 July 2016. You can read more about the findings in the following report:

The outcome of the engagement meant that some practices across Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby areas opened longer. Read more